The Tarot of the Damned

The Tarot of the Damned is an Arca Noctis-exclusive deck of history’s most notorious murderers, despots, poisoners, madmen, thugs, and serial killers


Murderers, despots, poisoners, madmen, thugs, and serial killers. The Tarot of the Damned features more than 75 of history’s most feared and most reviled. Jack the Ripper as death joins Lizzie Borden as the High Priestess, Bonnie & Clyde as the Lovers, H. H. Holmes’ Murder Hotel as the Tower and dozens of others.

An Arca Noctis exclusive, the Tarot of the Damned is a full-sized deck with the traditional 22 trump cards and 14 court cards in four different suits: Pentacles (Murderers for Profit), Swords (Military Despots), Cups (Prolific Poisoners) and Staffs (Murderous Thugs). The deck also includes a brief guide to the killers and villains pictured throughout. It’s the perfect deck for the cartomancer who likes their readings a little. . . darker. Each Tarot of the Damned is professionally printed on FSC-certified, professional S30 card stock with blue core and smooth finish. The deck comes in a drawstring velvet bag for easy travel and safe storage.

The Tarot

Playing cards first migrated from Egypt and the Far East to Europe in the late 1300s. Decks intended specifically for divination appeared in various parts of Italy nearly 50 years later. These Tarot decks, from the Italian tarocchi, started with the four traditional suits but added a new twist — a series of cards with religious images. The new cards, called carte da trionfi or triumph cards, depicted allegorical scenes such as death, revelation and the sun. Over the next several hundred years, different decks were hand crafted around Europe, each featuring a different assortment of cards.

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