Babylonian Tarot

The Babylonian Tarot is a unique deck based on the cosmology and legends of the Ancient Sumerians, Mesopotamians and Babylonians, who lived more than 4000 years ago. There are 83 cards in this occult deck, including an extra major arcana card titled Genesis and another court card in each suit.

Artist: Sandra Cicero
Items: 83
Product Dimensions: 3.19 x 4.61 inches = 8.10cm x 11.70cm
Major Arcana Card Names: The Fool - Enkidu, The Magician - Ea, The High Priestess - Ishtar, The Empress - Aruru, The Emperor - Marduk, The Hierophant - Naba, The Lovers - Ishtar and Tammuz, The Chariot - Adad, Strength - Gilgamesh, The Hermit - Anu, The Wheel - Tablet of Destiny, Justice - Nanshe, The Hanged Man - Tammuz, Death - Ereshkigal, Temperance - Tree of Life, The Devil - Lamastu, The Tower - Marduk and Tiamat, The Star - Siduri, The Moon - Sin, The Sun - Shamash, Judgement - Etana and the Eagle, The World - Anki
Suit Names: Cups, Arrows, Wands, Disks
Court Cards: Princess, Prince, Queen, King, Kerub
Card back design: A black and white, winged, human headed bull stands facing left at both ends over a light blue background with a slightly darker blue border.
Comments: The Fool is 0; Strength is 8; Justice is 11
Included with deck: The book has a four-page overview of Babylonian cosmology and civilisation, a discussion of most cards and the myth used to illustrate them at length (some are a little brief), and upright and basic reversed meanings. The 7-page appendix gives correspondences for the trumps, pips and courts. Pip cards have keywords, mostly identical to those of the Thoth Tarot.

Sample Card Images

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Back Design of Cards

Back Image of Babylonian Tarot 1


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