Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Card Symbols

For me to create new symbols for my cards I wanted to find where the symbols actually come from.
The image above shows an interesting truth to the origins of the symbols. In Italy and Spain, the symbols are actually completly different being Chalices, Swords, Money, and Batons. In Germany the four symbols are closer to the ones that we English are aware of, them being Hearts (which is the same as the English and French), Acorns (which is very close to Clubs), Hawk Bells (which could be seen as close to Dimonds), and Leaves (which is pretty much a Spade like shape).

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