Ariadne’s Thread will be a 78 card Marseilles style Tarot deck that employs simple iconography inspired by Greek mythology.
Ariadne is the goddess of fertility, wine, and labyrinths. She is most well known for her part in the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. In the story, her father, the King of Crete, placed her in charge of guarding the labyrinth of the Minotaur. When Theseus arrived as a sacrifice from Athens, she fell in love with him and helped him escape by giving him a sword and a ball of thread.
Ariadne’s thread is also a concept used in logic and puzzle solving in cases where there are many possible routes and each one has to be methodically considered and explored.
Either way you look at it, I want these cards to serve as the thread to help guide you through the labyrinth of the soul and psyche in order to better navigate the ups and downs of life. I think it is the perfect metaphor to explore with the art of Tarot.
The Fancy Dutch Folk Magic Oracle will be a 16 card oracle deck with a round design inspired by my Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and hex sign symbolism.
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