“Faylita Hicks chose to pair the card Judgement with Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, not just for the shared themes of self-reflection, awakening, and (obviously) judgement, but to bring to mind the question: who is doing the judging? Who is absolved, who is deemed guilty, who is held above those scales entirely? Dante reaches out in very human sympathy to those eternally damned for very human flaws, while the shade of Virgil, unmoved, places a restraining hand upon his shoulder.” —charminglyantiquated
This submission comes from a project called The Literary Tarot: see the Kickstarter page for the project here.
Contributed by Kendra Gardner, University of Kansas ’22