The Wheel of Fortune • fairy tales & tarot art

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Title: The Wheel of Fortune

the wheel of fortune

Inspiration for The Wheel of Fortune • by Graphic Artist Barbara Damoli

This art graphic, like some others, was inspired by the legend of the Knights Templars and the Tarot Cards.
The Tarots are mostly associated with fortune telling, but there is an ancient and much more fascinating site to them. One of the legends or theories, is that they were created by The Knights Templars.
The Knights Templars were a Christian military order, as well as a secret society whose true purpose remains uncertain debated to this day.
One of the miths/legends around the order, tells that, when the Knights arrived to The Holy Land, they discovered secret parts of Christianity’s history/origines, which they could not reveal, in their time.
Therefore they created the Tarot Cards, in which they communicated their secret knowledge, in the symbols, which we can still see on the cards today.

One of the Tarot cards is The Wheel of Fortune. This card which symbolizes life’s cycles, as well as divine intervention, events beyond our control. This card brings news of very positiv beginnings.
That is also what the graphic speaks of: new happy beginnings in life.

The Wheel of Fortune Quote:
“Tarot is a practice rich with history and cultural knowledge. It is a science of the mind”. Benebell Wen

The Wheel of Fortune Quote:
“Tarot helps us look within ourselves to understand our emotions, the reasoning behind our words and conduct, and the source of our conflicts”. Benebell Wen

Other Fairy Tales & Art Graphics you may like

Dream

The art graphic Dream, like some others, was inspired by the Tarot Cards and the legend, which connectets these cards to the Knights Templars.
The Tarots are mostly associated with fortune telling, but there is an ancient and much more fascinating site to them. One of the legends or theories, is that they were created by The Knights Templars.

The Templars were a Christian military order, as well as a secret society whose true purpose remains uncertain debated to this day.
One of the miths/legends around the order, tells that, when the Knights arrived to The Holy Land, they discovered secret parts of Christianity’s history/origines. A secret which they could not reveal, in their time.
Therefore they created the Tarot Cards, in which they communicated their secret knowledge, in the symbols, which we can still see on the cards today.

One of the Tarot cards is called “Seven of Cups”, which speaks of dream, choices and balance between them. That was the thought behing this graphic.

Since there are several references to the Tarot, in this page, it seemed appropriate to enclude a link to a page, which provides the magic key to the origine of this fascinating mistery. The page encludes pictures of the first cards ever designed.

www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-surprising-origins-of-tarot-most-misunderstood-cards/

The Magic Shoes

the little glass slipper

This art graphic was inspired by the tale of Cinderella, orThe Little Glass Slipper, there are many versions of the story. The most popular was written by Charles Perrault and first published in “Histoires ou contes du temps passé” in 1697. Later it was written by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

The main element and most fascinating symbol, of this tale, are the Glass Slippers, which bring Cinderella to her dream.

The Queen of Hearts

the queen of hearts

The inspiration for this art graphic, was the fascinating chatacter: Queen of Hearts. It is of course a playing card and it carries a strong symbolism. In metasymbology, this card represents a powerfull feminine presence, as well as love, beauty, magnetism, affection and idealism.

Excalibur

excalibur

The inspiration for this graphic work was obviously, the Legend of King Arthur and magic sword Excalibur, or Caliburn.

The Mermaid

den lille havfrue

The idea for the The Mermaid was a fascination for the fairy tale: “The Little Mermaid” (Danish: Den Lille Havfrue). A story written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and first published in 1837.
It is the story of a young mermaid, who is willing to give up her life in the sea, as a mermaid, to have a human body and conquer the heart, of the Prince, whom she desperately loves.

The Mirror and The Apple

den lille havfrue

This art graphic was inspired by the tale of Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper, there are many versions of the story. The most popular was written by Charles Perrault and first published in “Histoires ou contes du temps passé” in 1697. Later it was written by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

The main element and most fascinating symbol, of this tale, are the Glass Slippers, which bring Cinderella to her dream.