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Primordial Gilded Playing Cards USPCC

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Primordial Gilded Playing Cards USPCC

Primordial Gilded Playing Cards

Buy the 2 deck set & save, also available individually

Every society has a story rooted in its most ancient traditions, of how the earth and sky originated. Most of these stories attribute the origin of all things to a Creator - whether God, Element or Idea. 

The ancient Greeks had a great variety of myths relating to the history of the world. Although they all shared a language and a culture, each village, each tribe had its own beliefs, its own version of the Creation story and its own gods who were responsible for cosmic order. Hesiod's Theogony (8th-7th century BC) was the first attempt to synthesize these traditions, which probably dated back to the Assyrian and Babylonian civilizations. 

In recounting the stages in the emergence of the gods from primordial chaos, Theogony offered an answer to the eternal questions of cosmogony: who created the world; what were the basic materials from which it was made; which came first, the gods, the stars or the elements? Not only did Theogony have a strong influence on Greek thought, it also anticipated in some ways today's theories of the origin of the world, particularly the idea of primordial chaos.

Primordial playing cards by Costa Pantazis and designed by Charles Adi (Blackout Brother) are based on this idea. The primordial deities are the first gods and goddesses born from the void of Chaos who formed the very fabric of the universe, were known as the Protogenoi (protos meaning "first," and genos "born").

  • Aether is Gold Gilded & Chaos is Red Gilded (Moderate Use Can Wear The Gilding Off)
  • 56 Custom Playing Cards  
  • Manufactured on Premium Playing Card Stock  
  • Foil and Embossing on Tuck Boxes  
  • Interior Tuck Print Design  
  • Numbered Seals (0001/2000)
  • Printed in the USA by USPCC
  • Double Back & Blank Face
  • 2019 Release

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

This is definitely one for collectors! The cards come in a beautiful tuck cast with red foil. The Chaos edition definitely displays the crimson red gilding that definitely gives a visceral feeling in the cards. It's a completely customized cards that displays the beautiful artwork. This deck handles okay due to it being gilded. It's definitely not practical in any sense of usage, whether it be magic, cardistry, or gameplay. That being said. The cards, as is, is definitely artwork on tiny pieces of paper.

If you are into Greek mythology, get this deck

The Primordial Gilded Playing Cards printed at USPCC is a great edition of the primordial set with gilded cards.

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