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The Origin Of Modern Tarot

October 6, 2006

Gluttony, Harpo:28, 6006 YD

I have it on good authority from my contact on the ‘inside’ that the first recorded tarot deck was created by a Mrs. Eugenia Fish in the 800s (CE) but that she based the cards on an older Atlantean deck which was common knowledge at the time – the differences that Mrs. Fish brought to what is known now as the more or less common deck was the addition of the Fool card, which she included out of respect for her dead husband Roland Fish the Idiot of Ford, who was crushed beneath the largest crouton in history, which was being created for Emperor Charlemagne, to be added to the World’s Biggest Salad, which was intended to be one of the Wonders of the World, but never really took off.

In addition to the adding of the Fool, Mrs. Fish also cut out some of the less popular Atlantean trumps, which were 8 – “The Hangnail”, 12 – “Gut Rot”, and the infinitely unpopular 15 – “Halitosis”. I think most modern tarot scholars would admit that her changes were prudent.

Mrs. Fish didn’t only invent modern tarot either, she also invented Backgammon, Monopoly, Strip poker, and Battleship. She truly was a Renaissance woman, before the Renaissance.

Any more questions?