Renaissance TarotA bearded man in a turban and a frayed robe holds and hourglass that glows like a lantern. The god of fire and metalworking, Hephaestus (Vulcan), and the salamander which lives in the flames of the forge, stand in the corners. Better suited to The Hermit, perhaps, would be the god of time, Kronos (Saturn). Kronos, however, was exiled from heaven with the fall of the Titans, and the honor of the card is given to Hephaestus, who, appropriately, was the least expansive of the Olympians.
The Renaissance Tarot is a modern deck, with symbolism drawn from the heroic age and rendered in renaissance style. This deck is an excellent choice for exploring questions of passion, mastery, and the inner workings of human reason. If you would like your own copy of the Renaissance Tarot, you can buy it now!