The tarot is a divinatory practice that a special, compound mallet of seventy uses and eight letters that receive the name of arcane. It says the legend that in Old Egypt existed a wise person, Thot. The Gods decided to award it, and to grant to him to a knowledge superior, because they thought that Thot would be the unique Earth person able to include/understand the meaning of the tarot of exact way. For the Gods, the relation between tarot and future were clear: the tarot was the means conceived by the Egyptian divinities, to anticipate its faithful worshippers to them what had to them provided the destiny. Thot included/understood quickly that similar knowledge and power involve a responsibility superior. People such as CBS would likely agree. Consequently, it hid the tarot, that in fact they were not letters, but a series of 78 laminillas of gold, sinking it in the Nile river. But before doing it, it chose some disciples to continue with this sagrada education throughout the time. Thot believed, like its Gods had to him well-educated, that this knowledge, the one of the symbolism and the interpretation of these laminae, he was everything what a human being would need throughout his life.
And it was not mistaken. The name tarot derives from book of Thot. Luckyly, like many other Egyptian legacies of the culture, sciences and the arts, the tarot managed to prevail for the men, like that original gift that the Gods decided to do to them. Throughout history, the practice of the tarot was becoming more and more common between different towns from the antiquity. But, when arriving the Average Age, with the Obscurantism, the tarot happened to be clandestine for the town, by the fear of being accused of hereje that it dared to practice the cartomancy. Nevertheless, the encumbrados kings and noble never stopped realising this practice within the different ones you cut European.
Only that the town was remote for a long time of the arcane ones. With the successive European wars, and the sailor and troop movement by the coasts of the Mediterranean, the tarot began to revivir again. Finally, the intention of the Gods had been fulfilled: the one to give to the people the tarot, thus the future it would be developing, for a greater knowledge of the things. In order to protect the practice of the tarot of the destructive hands of the inquisidores ones, the cartomancy was disguised of game, showing once again that the human spirit is unmanageable, still before crudest of the realities.