i bought this deck cause i am interested in the afro carribean religions, like voodoo, santaria, cantomblé. the first thing i noticed was indeed the afro-brazilian-santaria deck. that made me think. then the cards. i somehow like and dislike the pictures. sometimes it reminds me too much of the fantasy comics i have read. the drawings of the knights totally make no sense. the fool is the worst card. you see chango raging to war.
i can do nothing with the minor arcana. i sometimes think it is just the number and color of the card, with some nice illustration, but that the illustration has nothing to do with the card itself. (this is very black white) and the dark choice of backgroundcolors, does it want to indicate the afro-brazilian-santaria is a dark religion. and then dark in the sense of slightly evil?
i own an orisha deck, a new orleans voodoo deck and a lukumi deck. those ones are exciting to work with. especially the lukumi deck is very beautiful and very useful. there the major and minor arcana cards are well chosen. there the choice of the orisha on the minor cards make sense. no fantasy knights in shining armour.
i sometimes try working with the deck. but this one doesnt work for me. for those who are seeking for an deck with orisha's i can recommand the lukumi deck.