Legends & Mythology
Kalevala playing cards by Sunish Chabba and Ishan Trivedi inspired by ancient Finnish mythology.
“Baraja Mitológica” was first published in Madrid in c.1815 by Josef Monjardín from engravings by José Martínez de Castro.
“Antike Götter” - facsimile of antique playing cards originally manufactured by C. A. Müller, Berlin, 1830.
Divine Art Playing Cards by Sunish Chabba & Guru Playing Card Company, 2016.
“Kuningas Artturin Ritarit” (King Arthur’s Knights) playing cards designed by Mauri Kunnas
Playing Cards manufactured by Aspioti Elka A.E., 1960, with ancient greek-style courts.
Celtic myth playing cards inspired by the rich Celtic pantheon of mythological Gods, Goddesses, and heroes
East Slavonic Mythology designed by Aleksey Orleansky (1994) featuring creatures from the watery underworld.
A pack of 54 playing-cards for fortune-telling each card containing a number of zodiacal, classical and modern images with a miniature card of the conventional type at top left and a letter of the alphabet at top right.
Hodges’ pack dealing with astronomy had numeral cards carrying diagrams of constellations and their pictorial representations.
The King of Hearts, holding a sword behind his head, is sometimes nicknamed the “Suicide King”. He can be seen to derive from a late medieval design showing a King wielding a battle axe.
Charles Hodges produced engraved geographical and astronomical decks, London, c.1827-30.
Zodiac Bridge was designed by René Marcel Rivière and printed by AGM Müller in c.1975. A different sign of the zodiac appears on the clothing of each court card figure.
The Carnival Playing Card deck designed by Harry D. Wallace (1892-1977) and first published in 1925.
Celtic Journey playing cards - where art and culture meet - designed by Carmen G. Carballeira, 2011
Mayan Playing Cards from Guatemala / Baraja Maya / containing illustrations of archaeology, art, folklore, history and mythology of the Mayans.