The Four Treasures of Ireland

four_treasuresIn honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I present the Four Treasures of Ireland: the Spear, the Sword, the Cauldron, and the Stone.

The suits of Tarot Cards and Playing Cards are very similar to the Four Treasures. For Tarot, they are Wands, Swords, Cups, and Pentagrams. For Playing Cards, there are many variations, but the most common today are Clubs, Spades, Hearts, and Diamonds.

Treasures and suits are also tied to the four elements.
card_suits

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Treasures_of_the_Tuatha_D%C3%A9_Danann

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_Arcana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suit_%28cards%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elidor

[*7.2, *7.54, *7.55]

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