Edward Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings. And this unusual tarot pack is one of his most unsettling and yet hilarious works.
This whimsical tarot pack is called the “Fantod Pack,” the word fantod signifying “a state of worry or nervous anxiety, irritability,” and thus possibly the most Edward Gorey word ever. Needless to say, it is a parody of the actual tarot pack.
Interpretation must always depend on the character and circumstances of the person consulting the pack. Every card comes with an evocative list of associated words, and you should also consider the current date.
Nobody’s meeting a tall dark stranger in this set—the peculiar word choices only enhance the grim comedy. Enjoy!Source: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/edwar...