Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Biblical figure of Samson is sometimes associated with the Strength card. He was, of course, renowned for his great strength, and like his Greek counterpart Hercules slew a lion. The image above is a 15th century engraving by E. S. Meister of Delilah cutting Samson's hair. By this act, she removed the source of his physical prowess. This depiction of a woman subduing a powerful man by the use of her feminine wiles makes for an interesting variation of the Strength card.