Saturday, July 25, 2009
This is the Death Card. The wheat ear he is holding is a Muslim superstition in that horses who have the wheat ear on their chest ( the way the hair grows ) is usually a sign of bad luck. Also, wheat and the autumn leaves signify in general the closing of the year and harvest time. Harvest time ( typically October ) holds one of the greatest traditions for spirits aka All Hallows Eve. The symbol on the flag is from a traditional Waite Tarot deck. I thought the skull with the live wolf body was important to show. I may touch up the fur later but I am overall very pleased with this.