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Originally Posted by theredfox
One more 'quality' to include here, which may not be directly related to the myths or tarot traditions but is certainly relevant. Being *child-like*
You're right - and this Fool certainly looks child-like. Even to look at him is a holiday...

Not so far away from the myth: Dionysos is the youthful god. And not too far from the Fool new-style as inaugurated by Waite and Colman Smith.

I think the reference to death in his myth comes from the fact he died, went to the Underworld, and was reborn a second time. Hence one of his names was "the Twice-Born".

He was intimate with life - and with death: and belonged somewhere between the two.
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