Artist: Roxana Paul
A young man walks carefree, ignoring the apparent danger to fall over a cliff. He is the “classical” Fool with all attributes, including a little dog, a bag with his modest belongings hanged on the stick, and the white rose in his hand. The Fool is Gilgamesh, a semi-legendary king of the Sumerian city of Uruk, in the very beginning of his life path when he was arrogant and emotionally innocent, having no worries and looking for adventures. He has just started his way to rebirth and enlightenment through sufferings and obtaining knowledge.
The Epic of Gilgamesh, the first written story, outperforming Homer for 1,500 years, narrates of Gilgamesh’s futile quest for immortality. His long and dangerous journey to discover the secret of eternal life changed the king. Starting as a fool, he becomes the better man, witty, inventive, and creative person. Having passed through all adversities, Gilgamesh develops loyalty and respect for the gods to become a wise and devoted king of Uruk.
This card represents the Fool’s path, following which people suppose that they move to the goal, but in fact they are absorbed by their follies, overcome obstacles that they create themselves, act impulsively without reasoning, feel safe in dangerous situations, and believe in something out of common sense. The Fool, an innocent young man with a brave heart, is in search of a new experience. Living in the moment, he is free of burdens and responsibilities. The Fool is about to start a new journey, a mission, or a quest for a new life path.
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