The Sun God Surya illuminates the world and symbolizes our conscious self. After the trials of The Moon, the Sun brings awareness!!
Mythology is a the telling of stories of a time long ago, in an attempt to access the collective unconscious. By combining the Tarot and Myth we deepen an already rich tapestry and breathe life into it.
Merlin the Magician was known for his wisdom and his ability to tap into the physical world to create whatever he desired.
Odin, the Norse god, sacrificed himself for the greater good of mankind and was responsible for giving us & thus is a Hanged Man archetype.
Lugh Lámfhota, The Irish Hero demonstrates the heroism of The Chariot. The Chariot is about harnessing resources & forging your unique path.
Agamemnon and his betrayal by his wife, is a gory rendering of the Three of Swords which is all about separation, betrayal, and heartache.
Christian Gottlob Heyne is one of the most influential fathers of Modern Classical Studies, which covers Roman & Greek Myth.
Tarot is an evolving Spiritual form. The Queen of Swords has always gotten a bad rap but in the modern era she is known for her independence and her intellect. As feminism emerges, The Queen has been redeemed. Traditionally she is known to be a bitter divorced or separated woman, and in the present day like Lilith the Sumerian goddess, she is someone who can stand up for herself.
The Tarot contains the wisdom of the ages. It has so many esoteric threads from Indian Mysticism, Egyptian intelligence, Biblical Prudence.
Yemaya was a River goddess from Nigeria. In Brazil and Cuba she is known as the goddess of the Ocean. She is sacred to the Yoruba people.
Understanding Tarot Through Mythology Series: Dionysus the Greek God is a perfect personification of The Fool, who seeks new experience.