Re: [CostaRicaLiving] Cards beginning.
- Thank you, Jerry. I have no doubt that the seasons and such were the
inspiration for parts of the designs of playing cards but I'm having an awful
time believing that a Costa Rican peasant did this for an "old French king"!
The enemy invariably attacks on one of two occasions:
1. When you're ready for them.
2. When you're not ready for them.
- I received this the other day and found it VERY interesting. I will adapt it to Costa Rica to fit it into the very narrowing rules. Hope others find it interesting.
A French (Costa Rican - to satisfy Roy) created the deck of cards for the amusement of an old French King.
It does seem possible that he used the calender in his invention. Consider these striking similarities.
There are four seasons in the year.
Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
There are four suits in the deck.
Each season contains 13 weeks.
Each suit contains 13 cards.
Fifty two cards make a deck.
Fifty two weeks make a year.
There are 365 days in the year.
There are 365 spots on the cards.
He may have used hearts to represent love.
Diamonds to represent wealth.
Spades to represent labor.
Clubs to represent social life.
Red may have been used to represent the Red Sea.
Black may have been used to represent the Black Plague.
This unknown French (Costa Rican) peasant created a perfect invention in his deck of cards and it has never been improved upon.
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