The Historical Tarot: A Prologue

Beginning with the word itself . . .

Significant markers in Tarot history

And that fantastic and bizarre name o/Tarocco, is it without etymology?
Flavio Alberti Lallio, 1550

At the beginning is the word itself. “Tarot.” Where did it come from?
And … how is it pronounced?



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Cynthia Giles

Cynthia Giles


Writer at large, Ph.D. in interdisciplinary humanities. Persistently curious! Creator: “The Constance Project,” and Dreamfish Press.