Who do the Kings on playing cards represent?
French rulers wanted to cast themselves as the heirs to the ancient kings of old, and as result, the kings on the playing cards represented some of history’s most iconic leaders: Charlemagne, David, Caesar and Alexander. The origins of playing cards, as we know them today, are somewhat obscure.
Why does the king of diamonds have one eye?
It represents Odin, the King of Asgard. He sacrificed one of his eyes in exchange for secret wisdom of magic. That is why The King of Diamonds is shown on nearly all decks of cards offering the diamond symbol with one eye facing away because it was sacrificed to receive the kind of power only found in mythology.
What’s a One Eyed Jack?
The phrase one eyed jacks refers to two of the jacks in a standard deck of playing cards: the Jack of hearts and the Jack of spades. In a standard deck, the men drawn on these cards are drawn facing sideways, so that only one of their eyes is shown (hence, they appear to be “one-eyed”).
What does King of Diamonds symbolize?
The King of Diamonds represents a blond man, self-important, haughty, fearsome, deceitful; in a word, a bad man. He is quick to anger, determined and revengeful. This card often signifies a man in a dangerous occupation.