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Consider a deck of cards. If you were design a deck of cards, such that a mythological/fantasy beast (or class of beasts) were each a suit, which four creatures would you use and which suits would they correspond to?

My current thoughts are :

Hearts - unicorn, ki-rin, (pegasus)
Spades - dragons
Diamonds - gryphon/griffin, sphinx, hippogriff, (pegasus)

And I'm completely stumped for Clubs. I couldn't come up with another beast type (humanoid, yes, but that somehow didn't fit).

Date: 2009-12-21 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spamchang.livejournal.com
centaurs, perhaps?

Date: 2009-12-21 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkest-light.livejournal.com
Maybe an evil beasts suite? Werewolves, harpies, etc.

Date: 2009-12-21 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkest-light.livejournal.com
When my brain goes to designing decks of cards, though, it jumps to full tarot suites, so presumably you'd want something fire-based for wands/spades, water-based for cups/hearts, air-based for swords/diamonds and earth-based for pentacles/clubs.

[some day I should dig out my "myths from around the world" deck to show you. It has a different myth for each suit--for example, cups is Arthur with Arthur as King, Guinevere as Queen, Lancelot as Knit, Morgana as Page, etc]

Date: 2009-12-21 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prismakaos.livejournal.com
Nice -- I think I have the hearts and clubs reversed in this deck, tho. I'd love to see the "myths around the world" deck that you have.

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