Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning and Art Ercole I d'Este Tarot Deck Fragment
About the Deck
One of the earliest extant Tarot Decks, this deck features heraldic emblems of Ercole I d'Este and his wife, Leonora of Aragon.
Italy, c. 1473
According to Many Schools of Thought
Young dark man. An enemy. A spy.
A soldier, man of arms, satellite, stipendiary; heroic action predicted for soldier.
Dispute with an imbecile person; for a woman, struggle with a rival, who will be conquered.
A Soldier, a man whose profession is arms, Skilfulness, Capacity, Address, Promptitude
A conceited fool, Ingenuousness, Simplicity.