"According to legend, the annual flooding of the Nile happens on the anniversary of the final death of Osiris, when the Moon Goddess Isis mourns her husband. The tears of Isis swell the waters of the Nile, fertilizing the countryside of Egypt." Monde Primitif
Allow your sense of adventure to lead you down the path of Antoine Court De Gebelin and Comte de Mellet.Let their stories take you to back to the original use of the cards, when they were used as both a game and a method of divination.
The Jerger Deck is a reproduction of an older deck by J.B. Benois of Strasbourg France. My recreation of the J. Jerger deck is available at GameCrafters.com
Le Comte de Mellet described a deck where Jupiter and Junon replaced the Pope and the Popess. TheJ. Jerger deck, which the British Museum dates circa 1800 has these images.
How many times have you scoured the internet for information only to be disappointed in the results. That's what happened when I tried to find an English translation of Du Jeu des Tarots. Instead I found the entire series of Monde Primitif,scanned into Internet Archive.
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