Deck Review – The Women of Myth Oracle Deck: Guidance and Insight from the Divine and Diverse Feminine cards by Maria Sofia Marmanides

Deck Review

The Women of Myth Oracle Deck:
Guidance and Insight from the
Divine and Diverse Feminine Cards

By Maria Sofia Marmanides

Publisher: Adams Media

50 cards and 120-page booklet

Publication Date: July 4, 2023





“The Women of Myth Oracle Deck” allows users to consult the wisdom of 50 mythic women from mythologies around the world, each with their stories. The artwork, printed on quality stock, portray these women as powerful goddesses, heroines, and monsters.

Each has a full-page illustration and paragraphs with what these women
are known for, the card’s meaning, and the advice she offers. Preceding the explanation of individual cards, Maria Sofia Marmanides describes how the deck is structured, how to use it, and offers sample spreads.

I like the art enough that I will find ways to use these cards in my practice, but I often found their descriptions unsatisfying. In condensing information about these women into one or two sentences, clearly only the most important details can be included. That left me wanting more. For instance, I can read pages and pages of information about Baba Yaga from multiple sources before finding a mention of her giving a woman three impossible tasks, which is what the oracle focuses on, along with her being a “boogeyman.” And while Freyja is associated with beauty, fertility, love, gold, and luxury – as stated and the booklet – I think it’s important to know she sees and shapes the future, and that she collects the bodies of dead warriors from battlefields.

Meanings are often weakened with the use of such phrases as “you might be,” “maybe you feel,” and “could be.” Pulling cards for a week gave me only a couple of insights. Still, this deck is useful for short introductions to powerful women, many of whom are not well known, such as Lagertha, Urduja, and Mami Wata.

(The women were initially featured in the book, “Women of Myth,” co-authored by Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy.)

About the Author

Maria Sofia Marmanides is a tarot reader, astrologer, and intuitive who has been studying and practicing divination for more than twenty years. She has a Leo Sun, a Cancer moon, and Virgo rising. Maria publishes daily content, tarot readings, horoscopes, and tutorials on her personal blog and social media accounts, found at @MariaSofia_Astro.



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About the Author:

Lynn Woike

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice.



When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at, Facebook and Instagram.