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Tarot Terms

Tarot Cards re linked with fortune telling, divination and mysticism. There were at least four main versions of such tarot cards.
 
One entailed 22 cards, which corresponds to the letters in the Hebrew Alphabet.
A second version, linked in name with the Holy Grail, had 33 cards.
A third had 52 cards, consisting of 4 sets of 13. 52 is also the number of a regular deck of cards and the number of weeks in the year.
A fourth had 78 cards, which is 13 x 6 = 78 rather than 13 x 4= 52.
A final verison of 82 cards was linked with the Palio of Siena.
 
Emperor, Priest/Hierophant/Pope, Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Justice, Death, Temperance, Devil, Star, Moon
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
King, Queen, Prince, Princess Fire, Water, Air, Earth Two, Three, Six, Ten Card Element Number King Fire Two Queen Water Three Prince Air Six Princess Earth Ten Las Palabras Algunos estudiosos buscan los orígenes del Tarot en la palabra Tarot, que podría derivarse de:
 
El RíoTaro en el norte de Italia.
Orat (Latín), habla, argumenta.
Rota (Latín), una rueda.
Taru (Hindú), cartas.
Tarosh (Egipcio), la manera real.
Torah (Hebreo), la Ley.
Thoth, un dios egipcio.
Ator, de la diosa egipcia Hathor.
Troa (Hebreo), puerta.
Tares, refiriéndose al borde punteado en las cartas antiguas.
Tarotee, refiriéndose a un patrón al dorso.
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