Samstag, 11. Februar 2012

New Orleans Voodoo Tarot

Creator(s): Louis Martinie, Sallie Ann Glassman
Country: USA
Destiny Books
Number of Cards
: 78
Type: other
Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. IV, pp. 435, 440


The deck has 78 cards plus a "Wild Card", Les Barons, which belongs to the family of Guedeh spirits. They are not spirits of the dead, but the spirit of Death itself. 0 World Egg forms the center of the Crossroads, the point from which all creation takes its measure. It is the offspring of the holy serpents Ayida Wedo and Damballah Wedo.

The suits of the Minor Arcana represent the three tradions of voodoo plus Santeria (Santeria is seperate tradition, it derives from the Yoruba, wheras voodoo belongs to the people of Dahomey). Petro, common in Haiti, corresponds to fire; Congo corresponds to water; Rada corresponds to air.

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