Named for a "learned satyr" of Greek mythology, the Silenus Tarot
matches ancient Greek tales to the Rider-Waite interpretations of the 78 cards. This isn't the first deck to express tarot's symbolism through a Greek lens (for the most popular example, see Sharman-Burke and Newell's Mythic Tarot
). And the cartoonish nature of the illustrations may be off-putting to some -- though in all fairness, creator Mike Indovina is a cartoon and graphic novel illustrator by trade. But Greek parable always makes for a fun romp, and provides plenty of symbolic fodder for tarot studies. The playing-card-sized cards are perfect for those who prefer a deck that fits more easily in the hand.