Which queens are represented in a deck of cards?
Answer has 4 votes. The queens are Pallas (warrior goddess; equivalent to the Greek Athena or Roman minerva), Rachel (biblical mother of Joseph), Argine (the origin of which is obscure), and Judith (of the Apocrypha). Response last updated by postcards2go on Aug 26 2016.
Which way does the Jack of Hearts face?
The Jack of Spades and Jack of Hearts are both facing sideways, and are nicknamed one-eyed jacks since only one eye is visible.
Why is the king of diamonds facing sideways?
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.
Is a jack higher than a queen in cards?
The cards are ranked thus, from low to high: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace. An ace is the highest card, but it can also function as the lowest in completing a straight. The two is usually called a "deuce", and the three is sometimes called a "trey".