is a collection of decks representing the planets in our solar system, starting closest to the sun and moving outwards into the surrounding universe. The fifth deck of this series is Jupiter
, featuring one-eyed bull-like creatures. This is the most luxurious Vanda deck series to date, with tuckbox features that include red holographic foil, white foil, interior foiling, and embossing. From the artist:
was named after god of the sky and thunder and king of the gods in Ancient Roman religion and mythology. The Romans regarded Jupiter
as the equivalent of Greek Zeus.
"So, I want this creature to be strong and powerful. There's a story in Greek mythology when Zeus metamorphosed into a beautiful white bull. I took this as an inspiration. But I didn't want just to draw an ordinary bull, more like a creature that resembles a bull. The crown is big and beautiful, because Jupiter
is king of the gods. Now, the one eye. On the actual planet, the Jupiter's great red eye (or the red spot) was my inspiration. So, just like the planet has one big eye, so do the creatures living in it. I think it's nice symbolism."