King of spades

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King of Spades and Queen of Hearts, early 16th century.

The King of spades (K♠) is one of 52 playing cards: the King of the suit of Spades (♠).



Starting in the 15th century and continuing until the 19th, French playing card manufacturers assigned to each of the court cards names taken from history or mythology.[1][2] In this context, the King of Spades was often known as King David or simply "David".[3]

Card reading

In tarot, the King of Spades reversed is viewed as a dishonest lawyer. He is a stern law giver who is not easily swayed by emotion.[4]

It is representative of a dark haired person who is intelligent and authoritative in judgment, and is not easy to get along with.[5] Template:Clear

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  1. "The Four King Truth" at the Urban Legends Reference Pages
  2. "Courts on playing cards", by David Madore, with illustrations of the Anglo-American and French court cards
  3. Coogan, M. A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in its Context. (Oxford University Press: Oxford 2009), p. 209.
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