Former “Mythical Gods Card Deck”
“I’ve always had an interest in mythology and I have also wanted to create my own playing card designs for a long time, so I made this set as a personal project. I chose to keep the general look and colors of traditional playing cards, but did stylize them and a few additional colors for aesthetic reasons.” ~ Marci Brinker
This deck is on Kickstarter now. Its new name is Bicycle Gods of Mythology Deck.
You could pledge here: http://kck.st/166vQPH [Funded – November 23, 2013]
Now, try to find them on http://www.collectableplayingcards.com/
ACE OF SPADES (Egyptian)
ACE OF HEARTS (Greek)
ACE OF CLUBS (Norse)
ACE OF DIAMONDS (Roman)
OSIRIS – KING OF SPADES
Egyptian God of death, the underworld, the afterlife. His green skin symbolizes rebirth. He wears an Atef crown with two ostrich feathers and holds a crook and flail.
ZEUS – KING OF HEARTS
Greek king of the gods, he is the lord of the sky and the thunderbolt is his weapon.
ODIN – KING OF CLUBS
Chief Norse god, the All-Father and ruler of Asgard, Odin is associated with war, victory, magic, wisdom and poetry. Odin has one eye, having sacrificed the other one for knowledge and wisdom. His spear is called Gungnir. His ravens Huginn (“thought”) and Muninn (“memory”) bring him information.
NEPTUNE – KING OF DIAMONDS
Roman god of the sea, Neptune traditionally carries a trident.
ISIS – QUEEN OF SPADES
Egyptian goddess of the earth, the moon, magic, giver of life. She carries the ankh, which symbolizes eternal life.
ATHENA – QUEEN OF HEARTS
Greek goddess of wisdom, crafts, and war, she was better known for being a diplomat and mediator. She carries a spear, a shield, and wears a warrior’s helmet.
FRIGGA (or FRIGG) – QUEEN OF CLUBS
Norse goddess of love, marriage, destiny. She sits at her spindle weaving the destiny of men and gods.
DIANA – QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon, and childbirth. She carries a bow and arrow.
HORUS – JACK OF SPADES
Egyptian sky god, the falcon-headed god, child of Osiris and Isis, he wears the red and white crown (pschent) to symbolize kingship over all of Egypt.
APOLLO – JACK OF HEARTS
Greek god of light and truth, Apollo is also the god of music and he carries a golden lyre. Apollo is also known as The Archer.
THOR – JACK OF CLUBS
Norse hammer-wielding god (his hammer is called Mjölnir), associated with thunder, lighting, strength.
MERCURY – JACK OF DIAMONDS
The Roman messenger god, he is also the guide of the dead and protector of merchants. His staff is a caduceus.
LOKI – JOKER (BLACK)
Loki the trickster is the Norse god of mischief and chaos. He is often symbolized by two snakes encircling one another to form an “S” shape.
ERIS – JOKER (RED)
Eris is the Greek goddess of strife and discord. She holds the golden apple of discord and keeps a dagger hidden in her cloak.
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