The myth of the Grail was born with the Arthurian cycle, where the search for the Cup of Life was the search for divine perfection of the chivalrous ideal. The legend, from the Orient, tells of the Grail’s arrival in Europe with the Templars, to be united forever with medieval mysticism, and finally to be carved into symbols of the Tarot.
It’s a very masculine deck of war and religion, and women appear infrequently.
Name: Tarot of the Holy Grail
Creators: Lorenzo Tesio, Stefano Palumbo
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2006
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8