Ring Cycle Tarot

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This beautiful 78-card Tarot deck, adapted from the illustrations of Arthur Rackham, interprets Richard Wagner's four-part opera, The Ring of the Nibelung, which traces the mythic tale of a golden ring of unlimited power plagued by a deadly curse, loose in the world of the Old Norse and Germanic gods. An End Time prophecy infuses the epic story with thought-provoking, contemporary resonance. The four elemental Tarot suits in this powerful divination tool are realized from four Ring Cycle races: Gods (Fire/Wands), demi-god Walsungs (Water/Cups), human Gibichungs (Air/Swords), and dwarf Nibelungs (Earth/Disks/Pentacles). The accompanying book explores divinatory meanings, lensed partly through the feminine and esoteric, and also delves into The Ring of the Nibelung's characters, plot, themes, and unique music, which would inspire J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth novels decades later. This deck remains true to the spirit of Wagner, Rackham, and the Tarot, demonstrating useful contemporary insight into all three of these timeless arts.

Artist: Allegra Printz
Items: 78
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.9 x 11.8 inches
Suit Names: Gods, Walsungs, Gibichungs, Nibelungs
Card back design: Head of a female Valkyrie in gold tones is mirrored on a grey background.
Included with deck: 256-page companion book in English is packaged with the deck.

Sample Card Images

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Back Design of Cards

Back Image of Ring Cycle Tarot 1


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