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Join Date: 03 Jun 2016
Location: Minnesota, USA
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Outside the context of the deck I might assume this card belonged to the suit of swords! It's a good point that javelins can be used for athletic competition and not only gladiatorial combat (although any conflict may feel like life or death depending on the circumstances).

Within the deck the red on top brings the Hermit to mind. Red (fire) is sprinkled throughout the suit of staves but most strongly in this card with its solid band of color. Looking at them side-by-side reminds me of a quote from Seneca: "A sword by itself kills nobody, but it is a weapon in the killer's hands." Another reminder of the innocuous nature of the javelins as inanimate objects, and how tools have different uses depending on the intent of the bearer.
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