RWS and Thoth: Anubis!

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It’s easy to focus on all the differences that separate the RWS and Thoth decks from each other…but it also pays to celebrate the similarities once in a while, and to remember that Waite and Crowley both came up through the ranks of the Golden Dawn, and both loved a lot of the same source material.

For instance: Egyptian Mythology! It’s so interesting to see, for instance, that the great jackal-headed psychopomp and Underworld figure, Anubis, actually appears “on-screen” in both decks. Waite has him appearing in the Wheel of Fortune, while Crowley showcases him in The Moon…and as someone who has a huge amount of respect and affection for Anubis, I’m happy to see him in both of these outlets!


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