This is a completely original, custom playing card deck designed by Marci Brinker This deck will be printed by the United States Printing Card Company (USPCC) on their Linen Finish for superior handling. The artwork has been pre-approved by the USPCC and we expect to begin shipping these to all backers by February 2014
Gods of Greek Mythology - Hearts
ZEUS – KING OF HEARTS
Greek king of the gods, he is the lord of the sky and the thunderbolt is his weapon.
ATHENA – QUEEN OF HEARTS
Greek goddess of wisdom, crafts, and war, she was better known for being a diplomat and mediator. She carries a spear, a shield, and wears a warrior’s helmet.
APOLLO – JACK OF HEARTS
Greek god of light and truth, Apollo is also the god of music and he carries a golden lyre. Apollo is also known as The Archer.
DIAMONDS: GODS OF ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
Gods of Roman Mythology - Diamonds
NEPTUNE – KING OF DIAMONDS
Roman god of the sea, Neptune traditionally carries a trident.
DIANA – QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon, and childbirth. She carries a bow and arrow.
MERCURY – JACK OF DIAMONDS
The Roman messenger god, he is also the guide of the dead and protector of merchants. His staff is a caduceus.
CLUBS: GODS OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY
Gods of Norse Mythology - Clubs
ODIN – KING OF CLUBS
Chief Norse god, the All-Father and ruler of Asgard, Odin is associated with war, victory, magic, wisdom and poetry. Odin has one eye, having sacrificed the other one for knowledge and wisdom. His spear is called Gungnir. His ravens Huginn (“thought”) and Muninn (“memory”) bring him information.
FRIGGA – QUEEN OF CLUBS
Norse goddess of love, marriage, destiny. She sits at her spindle weaving the destiny of men and gods.
THOR – JACK OF CLUBS
Norse hammer-wielding god (his hammer is called Mjölnir), associated with thunder, lighting, strength.
SPADES: GODS OF EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY
Gods of Egyptian Mythology - Spades
OSIRIS – KING OF SPADES
Egyptian God of death, the underworld, the afterlife. His greenish skin symbolizes rebirth. He wears an Atef crown with two ostrich feathers and holds a crook and flail.
ISIS – QUEEN OF SPADES
Egyptian goddess of the earth, the moon, magic, giver of life. She carries the ankh, which symbolizes eternal life.
HORUS – JACK OF SPADES
Egyptian sky god, the falcon-headed god, child of Osiris and Isis, he wears the red and white crown (pschent) to symbolize kingship over all of Egypt.
Jokers and Card Back
ERIS – JOKER (RED) Eris is the Greek goddess of strife and discord. She holds the golden apple of discord and keeps a dagger hidden in her cloak.
LOKI – JOKER (BLACK) Loki the trickster is the Norse god of mischief and chaos. He is often symbolized by two snakes encircling one another to form an “S” shape.
All pips are fully custom
Note from designer (Marci Brinker) : I've been a graphic designer/illustrator for many years and I'm always working to improve my skills. I have been striving to work on more personal art projects in my free time. I've always wanted to design my own deck of cards because of the unique challenge it presents to create that many individual, yet unified, pieces of art. This idea came to me when I was re-reading one my favorite novels, "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman, even though only a few of the gods depicted in the deck are actually gods mentioned in the book. Pages of sketches, hours of research, many long evening hours of working in Adobe Illustrator over the course of several months, and the deck was finally complete. This deck represents a lot of time and thought over the last 8 or 9 months, and with your help, we can make it a reality!
LIMITED EDITION MATCHING HANDCRAFTED CUSTOM TUMBLED MARBLE COASTERS - These will look great on your poker table or coffee table! One set includes 4 rustic tumbled marble coasters, each measuring 4 inches by 4 inches, decorated with the heart, diamond, club, and spade custom pips used in the deck. Each coaster is sealed with a protective matte finish and has cork "feet" on the bottom to protect your table top. PLEASE NOTE: Each coaster is handmade and unique and will vary a little from the ones pictured. The marble is naturally somewhat uneven and pitted, which lends to the rustic look.
Risks and challenges
The Gods Of Mythology Deck has already been approved by USPCC for printing. We expect to receive the the decks February 2014 and immediately begin shipping to all our backers. We do not anticipate and challenges with this project.
Thank You to all our supporters of the Pharaoh Playing Cards, they are in the late stage of printing and we expect to begin shipping mid November as we promised.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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