Renaissance TarotJustice holds the scale of judgment and the sword of authority. Athena (Minerva) and Athena's scared owl accompany her. Athena is usually associated with Prudence of the four Cardinal Virtues, but one of the mysteries of the tarot is the almost universal exclusion of Prudence and the consistent inclusion of the other three Cardinal Virtues: Fortitude (Strength), Justice and Temperance. Themis, a Titaness and the goddess of Divine Justice, gives way to the Olympian Athena, goddess of rational thought and the defender of just causes.
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!