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(2011) Re-symbolization of the self, Dordrecht, Springer.

Myths and reality

Inna Semetsky

pp. 23-32

Tarot myths abound: the Greek god of communication, the messenger Hermes, has been identified with the Egyptian mystical god Thoth who is said to have "given" his name to a Tarot deck known as The Book of Thoth. Yet, there does not exist a single certain and proven origin of Tarot cards. Different sources mention variety of geographical and historical roots: in Europe in the south of France, or Italy, or Spain; in the Far East, or in Egypt. Tarot richness derives from the fact of it encompassing the elements in common with so many different cultures and ethnic groups.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6091-421-8_3

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Semetsky, I. (2011). Myths and reality, in Re-symbolization of the self, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 23-32.

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