This coming November, Game of Thrones fans will be able to tell fortunes adorned with illustrations of characters and color from Westeros, Essos and beyond The Wall. Chronicle Books is publishing an official set of tarot cards based on the HBO series. This is a full Tarot deck, with all the Major Arcana (22 cards) and Minor Arcana (56 more) as well as a hardcover booklet explaining each card’s symbolism and use in a reading.
From the cover of the box, we know that Cersei is, appropriate to her throne, the Queen of Swords, albeit this is a Minor Arcana card. Bran is The Hermit, a Major Arcana card of isolation and knowledge. Daenerys “Khaleesi” Targaryen adorns The Empress card, a Major Arcana card that can represent creation.
According to Elite Daily, Chronicle Books presented a mock-up of the deck at San Diego Comic-Con; they found the deck to be “gorgeous,” and reported a few more of the characters set to appear in the deck: Arya on the Death card (Major Arcana; generally represents change, not actual death), Tyrion on Fool card (Major Arcana; can portend decisions, risk, a journey), and Jon Snow on the Emperor card (Major Arcana; authority, leadership, discipline).
Who will be on the rest of the cards? Who knows? There are certainly more than enough characters in Game of Thrones that each card can have its own unique art. We’re guessing that Melisandre may be High Priestess (Major Arcana), and Littlefinger will adorn one of the Pentacles/Coins Minor Arcana cards. And there are several characters who could slide nicely into the role of the Hanged Man, no? Here’s another image we found floating around in the Interwebs which may not be final but is food for thought on what may be on a few more cards. Is that a dragon?:
The cover price of the book is $25, but Amazon, as of press time, has it for a little less, $19.51, if you pre-order here.
Images: Images: Chronicle Books
Source: Elite Daily