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Renaissance Tarot
The Hierophant

The Hierophant holds a bishop's crook and a tiny dragon, a symbol of evil vanquished. The crook and dragon are attributes of Saint Hilary of Poitiers. He wears the papal tiara. In the upper corners are Poseidon and the horse invented by the sea god. Poseidon and his brothers Zeus and Hades drew lots for rulership of the world after the successful revolt against their parents, the Titans. Zeus won the sky, Poseidon the sea and Hades the underworld. In like manner, The Emperor holds temporal authority while The Hierophant rules the spiritual realm.

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!