Egyptian Tarot (U. S. Games)

[Magus] [Master of the Cup] The Egyptian Tarot is based on illustrations from Comte C. de Saint-Germain's book Practical Astrology, published in 1901. Titles have been added to each card which were only included in the text of the book. The instruction booklet also contains Saint-Germain's original card descriptions. The Egyptian Tarot has brown line drawings on a specially-aged paper to create a papyrus effect. The major arcana, suit and court card names all reflect Egyptian mythology and culture. The Fool has been renumbered as Card 22 - the Crocodile. Unlike many other tarot decks, each card in the minor arcana has a number assigned to it from 23-78. The back design shows the famous funeral mask of King Tutankhamen.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 3/8" x 4 3/4" 1980 [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): suit tokens

Also Included: instruction booklet

Major Arcana:
Magus (1), Gate of the Sanctuary (2), Iris-Urania (3), Cubic Stone (4),
Master of the Arcanes (5), Two Ways (6), Chariot of Osiris (7), Balance and the Sword(8),
Veiled Lamp (9), Sphinx (10), Tamed Lion (11), Sacrifice (12), Reaping Skeleton (13),
Two Urns (14), Typhon (15), Thunderstruck Tower (16), Star of the Magi (17),
Twilight (18), Dazzling Light (19), Rising of the Dead (20), Crown of the Magi (21), Crocodile (22)

Suit Names: Scepter (Wands), Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: Master (King), Mistress (Queen), Warrior (Knight), Slave (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website
Review - Taetia Zysshe website


[Master of the Pentacle] [Four of Pentacles] [Slave of the Cups]

Reference - The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 3 by Stuart Kaplan, pp. 587-588..


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