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SUPERSTITION:  TAROT CARDS


Description: Playing cards called 'Tarot cards' can be used to foretell the future.

Origin: Italy, 14th Century

Contrary to some assertions, Tarot cards developed from regular playing cards and not the other way around, probably sometime in the 14th Century. Despite claims they are ancient, tarot cards and playing cards only became popular after the development of the printing press in Europe.

Later, Romany gypsies incorporated the characters on the trump cards into their regular fortune-telling routines. They were very popular with mystic groups in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, when most of the intricate explanations of the meanings of the cards were written down.



 

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Note: These superstitions were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website: Stuart Macfarlane )

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