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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN STUDY GROUP - King Swords


The King rides before the winds of a storm. The storm represents the manifestation of will and also creative power. It can represent challenges or difficulties and one's emotional or mental state of mind.

As his horse gallops through the air, the King extends his sword as if he's leading the charge into battle.

Swallows soar in the air around him. The swallow was sacred to Isis and symbolized the coming of Spring.

His horse wears a purple cloth around its neck. The cloth is decorated with ankhs, which symbolize the King's power and authority.

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The King rides before the winds of a storm. The storm represents the manifestation of will and also creative power. It can represent challenges or difficulties and one's emotional or mental state of mind.

As his horse gallops through the air, the King extends his sword as if he's leading the charge into battle.

Swallows soar in the air around him. The swallow was sacred to Isis and symbolized the coming of Spring.

His horse wears a purple cloth around its neck. The cloth is decorated with ankhs, which symbolize the King's power and authority.

Rodney
This is somewhat different from the RWS King of Swords, isnīt it? All the kings in RWS decks sit firmly. Why did Mr. Barrett change that for his tarot? Any idea?

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Hi Marchal,

Barrett has used a lot of symbolism from the Thoth deck. In the Thoth, all the kings (or rather the Knights - there are no Kings in the Thoth deck) ride on horses, so I guess this is why the king is portrayed this way.

Similarly the Princes (aka the Knights in the RWS) all ride chariots in the Thoth, and so Barrett used this imagery in his deck as well.

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