|About this item
- Myths and Mermaids: Oracle of the Water is the work of fantasy artist, Jasmine Becket-Griffth, and her two sisters.
- Together they have created a set of 44 cards of mermaids, nymphs, and water fairies illustrated in Jasmine's unique
Myths and Mermaids
Blue Angel Gallery 2014
120-page guidebook is packaged with the set.
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Myths & Mermaids
Oracle of the Water deck features 44 rich and lavish
illustrated cards. Each card features a mermaid, nymph, sprit,
and many more water creatures. They come in different
sizes and colors, and they come accompanied with other
water creatures who rule their land. Each of these water
creatures wants to reach out to you and tell you what you
should know and guide you on how to listen to your
One of the cards that caught me by surprise and
left me with my jaw opened was card 43. An Alien
Mermaid. Here is an odd looking creature that is of a
mermaid and extraterrestrial breed! Clearly, she has her
mermaid tail and human figure, but if you look into her
eyes, they are completely BLACK!!! Jasmine’s characters
have cute bubbly round faces and heads, but this
creature has an oval face. She indeed looks creepy!
Nonetheless, her message is “Do not fear the foreign or alien.”
The message is self-explanatory. It is saying that you
should try new things, try things you’ve never known or
thought of before. Learn from new experiences and from
different people as well.
A card which I’m fond of and
very familiar with is card 36. La Sirena (The Mermaid).
This mermaid creature has her beautiful bronze skin
tone, honey eye color, and black hair. The mermaid tail
is red and tattooed with red and white flowers. Her
hair is adorned with sea shells, pearl strings, sculls,
and roses. She floats underneath the dark sea. I get
the impression that La Sirena was based and inspired
from the mermaid character from the Mexican Loteria
(Lottery). I’m simply taken and honored by this card being
features in this oracle deck. The message that La Sirena
tells is “Do not get dizzy with the songs of the
Mermaid.” This message tells not to drift off to wonderland
or be taken by an illusion. Always plant your feet on
the ground and remember where you came from.
last card which I find beautiful and warm is card
number 14. Venus with Cherubs. Here we have Venus, whose
skin is pale and hair is silver, sitting on an open
shell. To her left are three little children angels. The
message that this card conveys is that “Love is true.”
This is telling you that yes, love it true and only you
can make it true and discover its fundamentals.
The back designs are not reversible and consist of one
primary royal blue color. In the center of card is a
mermaid who appears in card 16. Big Blue Whale which was
zoomed in to accommodate the back design for these
The size of the cards are approximately 5 ½ x 3
µ inches. They have an absolute matted and glossy
feel, preventing the cards from sticking to one another
and have a very gentle and soft feel.
are very sturdy enough to shuffle gently. They are
flexible, and even if you have small hands, there will not
be much of a problem shuffling them.
where the cards are stored is a two piece box, bottom
and lid, which is very sturdy and stores the card and
booklet absolutely well.
Guess what? The companion
booklet is NOT written by the talented Lucy Cavendish,
instead by Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s sisters, Amber Logan
and Kachina Mickeletto (people may wonder why Lucy
Cavendish did not author this oracle deck, but if we look
back, Lucy has already authored a previous Mermaid
oracle). The companion booklet contains 117 pages. Amber
and Kachina start off the book with an Introduction,
How to use this deck, preparing the cards, preparing
for readings, Shuffling the cards, reading for others,
Reading types and card spreads, simple readings, complex
readings, two card spreads titled the timeline and the wave,
Memory and After a reading. And finally, the card
meanings! Each page dedicated for the cards includes a small
picture of the card, the title of the card, a small poem,
brief description of the card, divination meaning, and
The artwork is done by none other
than fame fantasy artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith. The
medium for the art is acrylic painting which is painted
on a white canvas. The art is very vivid and lucid
with a touch of shadowy and noir elements.
taken by this oracle deck and think that it is cute that
Jasmine, along with her sisters, collaborated by creating
this beautiful oracle deck. Lucy Cavendish fans may
feel strange that Lucy did not work with Jasmine this
time on this oracle deck. But let me tell you, what
Amber and Kachina have written in this companion book is
just amazing, simple, and down to earth! The meanings
of the cards are so easy to understand. You can
pretty much connect and reason with the card meanings and
won’t have to read twice to understand them. Unlike
Jasmine’s previous published oracle decks (Oracle of Shadows
and Light, Oracle of the Shape-shifters, and Les
Vampire Oracle), there are no keywords printed in the
cards for this oracle deck. You will have to memorize
the meanings. But after a few journaling sessions, the
meaning of the cards will come to you easily. Also, there
are a total of 14 cards that are horizontal (from left
to right). If you’re looking for a unique deck that
features water creatures, this one is for you.