Oracle de Belline: Card 5: Success


French Name: Réussite.

Number: 5.

Planet: Sun.

Appearance: A laurel wreath. A cross medallion is attached to the wreath with a red ribbon.

Keywords: Successful outcome, Victory, Reward.

Personal Notes: The laurel crown was a symbol of the god Apollo, god of poetry and sunlight. The association between the bay and great poets is still preserved in the phrase "poet laureate". The cross medallion sort of resembles the Croix de Guerre, except the Oracle predates the creation of the medal by about 50 years. If anyone knows anything about old military decorations, please let me know.