From the Llewellyn promotional materials: Over a century ago, a young boy left Wales and journeyed to America, where he started a small press, now known as Llewellyn Publications. Llewellyn George's adventurous spirit and Welsh heritage embodies The Llewellyn Tarot, which also celebrates the publisher's enduring legacy.
From the creator of the popular Legend: The Arthurian Tarot Kit, this lavishly illustrated deck offers universal appeal (based on Rider-Waite) with a Welsh twist. A compelling story unfolds starring Rhiannon as The Empress, Bran the Blessed as The Emperor, The Wild Herdsman as The Horned God (the Devil), Gwydion as The Magician, Llew Llaw Gyffes as the Bringer of Light, and other figures from Welsh mythology. Watercolor imagery beckons us forth into a mystic world of ancient forests, sensuous seascapes, and wondrous waterfalls-gorgeous landscapes brimming with mystery, meaning, and magic. Also included is The Llewellyn Tarot Companion, which features an introduction to the craft and history of tarot, along with Welsh legends infused in this deck.
The Llewellyn Tarot (ISBN 0-7387-0299-4) also includes a gorgeous golden brocade pouch that sparkles. Iridescent hues shift in the light, with deep reds and coppers swirling among the golden threads. Delicate tassels and gorgeous beadwork make this a truly special Tarot bag to compliment Ms. Ferguson's luminous artwork.
I received a Majors-only promo deck (with bag!), and I'm pleased to share 9 card images with you plus the card backing. The Llewellyn Tarot will be a full 78-card deck, and include a 288-page companion book.