You know how modern playing cards evolved from the Tarot, yes? But the Tarot has the Major Arcana as well as the court cards: all those beautiful cards like The Magician, The Star, The High Priestess etc – 22 of them. All that’s left in the playing cards is the Joker, a pale representation of The Fool.
Imagine all those beautiful rich characters and themes of the Major Arcana left out of any story. It would be almost like turning away from an extraordinary pantheon of gods, goddesses, demi-gods, nymphs, elementals, angels, magical ley lines and animal spirits to have just a religion with basically one male god in it and he runs everything along quite strict moral guidelines.
Image: Paolo Roversi