Update & Addendum to My Dame Darcy’s Mermaid Tarot Deck Review

This is an update and addendum to the review I did of Dame Darcy’s Mermaid Tarot back in December of 2014.

A friend of mine alerted me to a fascinating thread going on over at Aeclectic, “‘Recycled’ art in Dame Darcy deck.” Worth reading through. It seems there are allegations of copying or at the very least hostile reactions toward the striking similarity between some of the imagery in Dame Darcy’s mermaids deck and the Tarot of Mermaids by Lo Scarabeo published back in 2003. So I took a look for myself. I’ve created easy side by side comparisons of selected cards from both decks so you can be the judge for yourself. I didn’t discover any of these similarities on my own. They all came from the discoveries noted on the Aeclectic thread, which again, definitely read.

DD Empress v ToM Fool
DD Empress vs ToM Fool

So this is the Empress versus the Fool from the two decks and there are clear differences, of course. But… fishy? Hmm…

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