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December 2010
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Rowling and Tarot



Using cards for divination is not permitted, but I didn't know that back in college and I'd just read (oh, the shame of it) Piers Anthony's Tarot series, which was far from his worst work, so I got a couple of decks and started reading about it.

We know about the Lightning Struck Tower - in fact, as I just learned during my reread, Trelawney had found that card just before *that* chapter.

There's at least one other member of the Major Arcana mentioned in the series - in GoF, the pub in Little Hangleton is called "The Hanged Man".

What is the Hanged Man? It's a picture of this relaxed guy *hanging upside down from one heel.* Like this..

Yes, he's tied to an odd sort of tree, but think about levicorpus. I wonder if there are other images that we've missed. *Goes to check Three of Wands*

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Huh... I'm a horrible amateur at Tarot (I only picked it up from my mother) but if you read that wikipedia description of the Hanged Man's significance it fits perfectly on some of the main HP themes. But why is it the pub in *Little Hangleton* ?! What's the meaning of that?

(here via friendsfriends)

The name of the town, perhaps? I mean, it makes sense that the name of the local might reflect the name of the town.