Tarot of the Orishas

[Oshumare] [Ace of Water] The Orishas are "supernatural beings" of pure energy and vital force. They are important figures in Brazilian Candomble and other practices of African origin. The Tarot of the Orishas by Zolrak integrates these energetic beings into the traditional tarot structure. The 25 primary cards are similar to the major arcana. Some cards have direct counterparts in the major arcana, some are unique to this deck. The minor arcana is represented by 52 cards including: the Ace-10 in four suits (fire, water, air and earth), 4 elemental cards and 4 message cards. There are no court cards. Card titles are in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Each card has a vivid image drawn by artist Durkon. There is a separate companion book for this deck called The Tarot of the Orishas. It gives details on the origins and symbolism of each card.

Number of
Size Copyright Card Back Design

25 primary
52 secondary

3 1/8"
5 1/4"
1994 OR77 $19.95 [back design]
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Companion Book
Title Author Card
Number of
Copyright Cover
The Tarot of
the Orishas
Zolrak 6"
341 2000 [cover]
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Language of Card Titles: English, Spanish and Portuguese

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): picture scenes

Also Included: instruction books (one in English, one in Spanish)

Primary Cards:
Elebba, Eshu, Female Eshu, Ogun, Yansa, Shango, Xapana-Shapana, Oba,
Oshumare, Oshun, Yemanya, Oshala, Babalorisha, Guardian Angel, Couple,
Man, Village, Earth, Sun, Moon, Outcast, Iku, Karma, Devil, Enslaved Prisoner

Suit Names: Fire, Water, Air, Earth

Court Cards: no court cards

Elemental Cards: Undines and Mermaids, Elves and Gnomes, Salamanders, Fairies and Sylphs

Message Cards: Fire Message, Water Message, Air Message and Earth Message

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website


[Oba] [Salamanders] [Message from Air]


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