Once upon a time, there was
a monster living at the gates
of a village.
It was a very scary and
a very bad monster.
It would catch people and
crunch them up with its big teeth.
The villagers were afraid of the
monster, and no one would dare
approach the gates.
Everyone was stuck inside
When the king heard about this,
he summoned his knights.
The knights eagerly rode out
to defeat the monster.
"Ha! Take that!"
Their swords slashed and their
spears flashed, but the monster
The monster tossed the knights
into his mouth one by one,
horses and all.
What was the king to do?
He fretted and fussed and paced the
floor, but could think of no solution.
Soon after, the village priestess came
to the castle. She was a very kind
and good person. The king asked
her to defeat the monster guarding
The priestess accepted the king’s
request and went to the village gates.
But when she saw the monster, she
tried to convince it with words
instead of killing it.
"Shut up, you! I’m going to eat
The monster didn’t listen to
a word the priestess said.
But she kept trying to convince
the monster to give up.
"It’s wrong to eat people,
The monster grew very angry at
this and attacked her, killing her
with a single mighty blow.
The king and his people shed tears
at the death of the kind priestess.
God took pity upon them and,
granting their wishes, healed the
The priestess opened her eyes just
as she had done every morning of
her life. She went once more to the
"Fool! You wish to die again?"
"No… this time it’s your turn."
The priestess had come to defeat
the monster once and for all.
As the priestess was very very
kind, she felt sad about this task.
But it had to be done.
"Swords and spears won’t work.
Arrows and bullets will just bounce
off. You can’t kill me,”
the monster laughed.
But the priestess used neither
sword nor spear. She chanted
but a single spell.
"TU FUI, EGO ERIS."
Do you know what happened then?
The monster let out a huge cry
and then died and vanished!
Thus the villagers were able to use
their gates once more. Everyone
lavished their gratitude upon the
priestess, and they all lived
happily ever after…
text: Hiroyuki Owaku
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foto by arrv
Pictured on II Arkan THE PRIESTESS, from the deck Labyrinth Tarot, whose author is Luis Royo Spanish artist. This deck he created in four years. He carefully worked through it, delving into the symbolism and carefully studying the history of the Tarot.
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