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Tyldwick  Tyldwick is offline
Join Date: 02 Jun 2016
Location: Minnesota, USA
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I have a theory that each Page represents a different Chinese Celestial Animal ( The Page of Staves features dragons, Cups is turtles, Swords (arguably) shows the phoenix. The main problem with my theory was the Page of Coins which is, as BodhiSeed said, the only apparently animal-less court card in Tyldwick!

If I'm right then this is where I'd expect to see a pair of Qilin (Japanese "Kirin"). And once I knew what to look for, that is exactly what I found. Their faces are at the top of both columns. Take a look and see if you agree:

From Wikipedia: "Qilin are thought to be a symbol of luck, good omens, protection, prosperity, success, and longevity by the Chinese. Qilin are also a symbol of fertility, and often depicted in decorations as bringing a baby to a family." Sounds to me like an excellent animal to represent the suit of Coins!
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