Creator(s): Lola Airaghi, Magdelina Messina
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo
Number of Cards: 78
Magdelina Messina is the pseudonym for Barbara Moore, Lola Airaghi is a comic artist, which studied at the Scuola del Fumetto di Milano. She drew her
first comics for Il Corrierino and Blue. She then became an artist for
Bonelli, where she worked on series like "Brendan" and "Legs Weaver."
Measuring approximately 4 ¾ x 2 ½ inches and framed with an cream paw print border, the Tarot of Pagan Cats
follows RWS Major Arcana names. The suits are Chalices, Pentacles,
Swords and Wands, with the Knaves, Knights, Queens and Kings Court
designation (although the LWB calls the Knaves "Pages"). The titles appear in 6 different languages and the numbering uses Roman numerals for the major arcana and Arabic for the minors.
Like the RWS the suits are elementally coded, Chalices are set in
watery locations, Wands in deserts, Swords show high mountain tops and
wide skies while Pentacles are set amongst plants, trees and rolling
fields. Sometimes pairs of cards are connected: