In relation to my research from yesterday I had a look into tarot cards and their origins and surprisingly I found that they weren’t originally used for divination or occult future-gazing but rather they were used for games like trumps. The earliest accounts of them go back as far as the 14th century but that was only the documented ones. It seems apparent from what I’ve read that they were around and known amongst nobility from before that time. This makes sense because they were hand painted sets and almost all sets had from 50-72 cards, which would make them rare until the printing presses were invented. Families like the Milan Viscounts, Sforza family had one of the earliest remaining sets to date but there are a few cards that are missing or were never invented in the first place.
I’ve learned that it was around the 18th century when people, specifically Romani Gypsies, started using them for purposes other than games.