We’re back with part 2 of our series on the history of face cards! We covered facts about the four kings found in a deck of cards the last time around, and today we are going to talk about their better halves, the Queens.

If you still haven’t gone through the previous post about the history of Kings in a deck of playing cards, then we’d definitely encourage you to go back and have a look at that article first!

So here goes, get ready to take the journey of the medieval world to know more about the Queens of the playing cards:-

Queen of Hearts: Judith
Judith, a Hebrew woman is the proof of the ignominious defeat of the Assyrians, the army who wanted to dominate the entire world. She was marked as the political savior in Israel on par with David.

Queen of Diamonds: Rachel
‘Rachel’ means ‘to journey as a ewe’. She was beautiful and well favored with a fair face and well proportioned figure. She was the mother of the progenitor of the Messiah.

Queen of Spades: Pallas
Pallas (also known as Athena) was the Goddess of Wisdom and War in the ancient Greek religion and mythology. She was known for her calm temperament and fights for a purpose. She was the virgin patroness of Athens.

Queen of Clubs: Argine
Argine was known as the Mother of Intuition. She is the representation of indecisiveness in the matter of love and friendship. She believed that success in these matters is hard to find. She was the symbol of creative expression and freedom of movement.

A Queen knows how to build an empire with the same stones that were thrown at her. So that’s all about the Queens of playing cards. We hope this post piqued your interest and that you’ll stick around for the next post in this three-part series.

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