Fantasy Tarot - Minor Arcana - Royals - Swords Picture

A few years ago I did an art project where I did all the Major Arcana of the Tarot set as mythical animals. I had so much fun I decided to do the Minor Arcana too. I drew up sketches for the card but I never got around to finishing them. And since I probably never will, I figure I might as well put them up on DA.

The Minor Arcana consist of Pentacles, Cups, Wands and Swords, each is given a specific theme in my Tarot, Dragons, Sea Monsters, Unicorns and Mythical Birds respectively.

Here are the Swords Royals –

The King

Upright – Clear thinking, intellectual power, authority, truth.

Upside-down - Manipulative, tyrannical, abusive

Creature - The double-headed eagle is a common symbol in heraldry (practice of designing, displaying, describing, and recording coats of arms and heraldic badges) and vexillology (scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags). It is most commonly associated with the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Russian Empire and their successor states.

The Queen

Upright – Quick thinker, organised, perceptive, independent.

Upside-down - Overly-emotional, bitchy, cold-hearted.

Creature – The Adarna is a magical bird that has healing powers, can put people to sleep, and turn people into stone.

The Knight

Upright – Opinionated, hasty, action-oriented, communicative.

Upside-down - Scattered thought, disregard for consequences.

Creature - The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet.

The Page.

Upright – Talkative, curious, mentally restless, energetic.

Upside-down - All talk and no action, haste, undelivered promises.

Creature - A roc or rukh is an enormous (car-size) legendary bird of prey.

The rest of the Minor Arcana is here-

Pentacles -…

Cups -…

Wands -…

Swords –…

The Major Arcana gallery is here -…

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