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Pythia Botanica Oracle Deck

Leila + Olive

An intuitive, botanical Oracle deck rooted in mythology and infused with plant magick, the Pythia Botanica offers 48 cards that have been hand-illustrated and tea-stained by Nicole Rallis of Leila + Olive. 

We invoke the myth of the Pythia, an ancient priestess whose visions channeled prophecies from Hellenic gods. Also known as the Oracle of Delphi, her divinations were steeped in mystery and enigmatic wonder―a trusted presage that loomed in the hearts of all who sought to persist against fate. Each card derives from personal meaning rooted in mythology surrounding the adorning herbs and flowers. Read these cards in traditional Tarot spreads and allow the spirit of these plants to guide you. 

The Pythia Botanica Oracle Deck includes:

- 48 hand-illustrated and tea-stained cards.
- Beautiful, durable cards with Antique Gold gilded edges.
- A 54-page guidebook that fits inside the box, with instructions on how to read these cards, corresponding botanical illustrations and meanings. 
- A sturdy, two piece box to carry your deck and guidebook wherever you may travel.

 

A NOTE FROM THE ARTIST

I embarked on this journey of creating the Pythia Botanica with an uncloaked spirit, open mind and hungry heart, lost in plant magick and guided by Mother Nature through the illustration of each card. From my earliest memories, I have felt a kinship with nature. Being amongst plants is where I am most at peace, most evergreen, most purely myself. Through this work, I have dug into my own Hellenic heritage, finding among roots of botanical enchantment a mythology both below and beyond where those first seeds were sown. 

May you feel the heartfelt vision, love and journey behind these cards, the beauty of botanicals around us and the healing force within.  


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