Tarot Celta

Dublin Core


Tarot Celta


Celtic history and mythology


72 cards + a 57 page, hardcover companion book in a cardboard shelf box with a clear plastic cover.

The cards are very small, measuring 5.3 cm wide x 7.8 cm long. The card back design is fully reversible.

Despite its name, this isn't a true tarot. The deck is divided into 20 major arcana and 52 minor arcana, for a total of 72 cards. The major arcana bear almost no resemblance to traditional tarot majors.

I don't read enough Spanish to glean all the details, but the suits are Espadas, Árboles, Hoces, and Triskeles. Each suit has 3 court cards, more typical of playing cards, rather than 4 court cards as is normally seen in a true tarot deck.

I have not included any scans of the cards because I haven't taken them out of the shrinkwrap. I'm hesitant to do so because the cardboard "supports" around and under the cards are very thin and weak, and I don't want the cards to shift all over the box, especially since I'm not planning to read with this deck.

Though don't normally include non-tarot oracle decks in my database, I'm listing this one here by way of caution for other collectors who might, as I was, be lured by the word "tarot" in the title.

I would recommend this set only to those who enjoy oracle decks, prefer decks with very small cards, and who read enough Spanish to be able to understand the guidebook.

I paid $5.98 for the set at Half-Price Books; it was (and still is) in brand-new condition, but the box has a few scuffs.


Años, Pedro


Editorial LISBA


© 2004


72 cards




Other / Oracle


ISBN 8466210695


Años, Pedro, “Tarot Celta,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed June 23, 2024, https://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/404.

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