The Tarot Mitico Vasco / Euskal Tarot / Basque Mythical Tarot was published in 1982 by Fournier, Victoria Spain.
It is said that the cards offer an interesting insight in Basque symbolism. It is certain, that one has to be familiar with that symbolism in order to work with it. If it adds to the interpretation of the tarot in general is open for discussion. In any case, it is very colorful and the typical images are absolutely inspiring.
‘The Great Esoteric Tarot is the first true and wholy Spanish Tarot in origination and design – on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the existing of playing cards in Europe’. Thus, wrote Heraclio Fournier in April 1976 in Vitoria, Spain.
The design of the cards by Luis Pena Longa resembles the standard TdM but is more colorful.
The major arcana cards are numbered and have titles in Spanish. Card number XIII, Death, is not numbered, probably because number 13 is considered an unlucky number. Astrological symbols and Hebrew letters have been assigned to the cards of the major arcana and the court cards. The minor arcana cards have numbers, but no titles.
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