Are these Tarot cards?

Started by drummerboy, February 21, 2023, 12:06:42 PM

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drummerboy

https://www.amazon.com/1822-Schafkopf-Tarock-Spielkarten/dp/B000I0RWNU/ref=pd_rhf_d_se_s_pd_crcd_sccl_2_6/135-8780559-4095411?pd_rd_w=nRBpw&content-id=amzn1.sym.793bc0cb-6048-4697-a7eb-ecba87e38b39&pf_rd_p=793bc0cb-6048-4697-a7eb-ecba87e38b39&pf_rd_r=PRRTB767HTKC562DJ3KC&pd_rd_wg=LQv4Z&pd_rd_r=10db9c99-c846-40ab-b611-f8728d717691&pd_rd_i=B000I0RWNU&psc=1

I'm looking for an authentic German suited deck of cards (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German-suited_playing_cards) and I found this one.  Its labeled as Tarot, but one of the reviews said its an authentic Sheepshead deck- which is also what I'm looking for.  I'm assuming its just a deck of cards, nothing intrinsically evil or superstitious about it, just that people who do tarot would happen to use this as well?
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; guard me under your protection."

clau clau

Father time has an undefeated record.

But when he's dumb and no more here,
Nineteen hundred years or near,
Clau-Clau-Claudius shall speak clear.
(https://completeandunabridged.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-claudius.html)

drummerboy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavarian_Tarock

So I finally got the cards in the mail, and looks like I had some confusion in translation.  As the the link shows, "Tarock" is actually an old Bavarian card game, and the cards do have the blue and white checkered field of the Bavarian coat of arms on the back.  Apparently, in the 16th century, Tarot was a generic name for cards in general, and the cards were used interchangeably for games or divination, and later on the game Tarock took root in Bavaria due to the cards having this name.
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; guard me under your protection."

Baylee

They don't seem to be Tarot cards to me.

drummerboy

When I initially looked up the translation of "tarock" I immediately found "tarot," which at face value is correct, but when I got the cards I realized they were actually listing what games the deck was for, triggering my research as above.
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; guard me under your protection."

Greg

"I stayed up one night playing Poker with Tarot cards.

I got a Full House, and four people died".

(Steven Wright)
Contentment is knowing that you're right. Happiness is knowing that someone else is wrong.