Ring Cycle Tarot

The Ring Cycle Tarot is a complex, non-traditional tarot based on The Ring of the Nibelung, an opera by Wagner. The 78 cards are adapted from illustrations by Arthur Rackham and are part of a deep system based on the mythology, symbolism, plot, music and characters of the Ring Cycle.

Created by Allegra Printz
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Schiffer Books 2015
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Ring Cycle Tarot review by medusawink

The Ring Cycle Tarot is an extraordinary deck created by Allegra Printz and published by Schiffer. It is based on Richard Wagner’s epic opera The Ring of the Nibelung, which tells the story of a cursed ring that wreaks havoc and destruction on the lives of all who possess it, and ultimately brings about the downfall of the gods. If this sounds a little familiar, yes Lord of the Rings, it is because both Wagner and Tolkien used the same source material for their inspiration – Scandinavian myths, particularly the Edda, the Icelandic Edda, and a mediaeval Teutonic epic poem - Nibelungenleid.

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) composed his epic 15 hour opera over a period of some 26 years (1848 – 1874) and unusually wrote both the libretto and music. The Ring of Nibelung is comprised of 4 o... read more reviews.

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More About These Cards

Name: Ring Cycle Tarot
Creators: Allegra Printz
Publisher: Schiffer Books 2015
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Suits: Gods, Walsungs, Gibichungs, Nibelungs
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Head of a female Valkyrie in gold tones is mirrored on a grey background

Companion Material: 256-page companion book in English is packaged with the deck.

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