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Knight of Swords Art and Meaning

Medieval Tarocchi Deck Fragment

About the Deck

Also mistakenly known as the Gringonneur deck, but this is a misnomer. This could not have been the deck of Charles VI, because it is too late, and it is Italian in origin.

Provenance

Italy c. 1500

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Young dark man. An enemy. A spy.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A soldier, man of arms, satellite, stipendiary; heroic action predicted for soldier.

Reversed

Dispute with an imbecile person; for a woman, struggle with a rival, who will be conquered.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A Soldier, a man whose profession is arms, Skilfulness, Capacity, Address, Promptitude

Reversed

A conceited fool, Ingenuousness, Simplicity.