Pack of cards

The four suits of the Tarot pack, discussed by Jessie Weston in From Ritual to Romance, are the cup, lance, sword, and dish - the life symbols found in the Grail story. Weston noted that "today the Tarot has fallen somewhat into disrepute, being principally used for purposes of divination." (NA)

reference topics

Eliot's Note to line 46
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back to "The Waste Land"