The complete history of Tarot cards remains a mystery, however. There is just not enough documentation. Because of this, one can assume that the cards were popular with the peasant culture and similar economic classes - maybe in France it moved up to the aristocrats. Regardless, most accept that the cards were invented during the Renaissance.

Here at Tarot Psychology, however, we have our own theory... Based on research, common sense, speculation, and a little creativity, we think that the cards originated in Greece, long before they were found in Italy. The imagery and mentality behind the cards seems to be consistent with the advanced, progressive thought that existed in ancient Greece.

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