Card References

For a moment I would like to sit down with you guys and talk about two references to Christian mythology and literature that has been brought up in the game of Yu-Gi-Oh! Let us start off with the Archfiend Deck. This deck refers to a legendary piece of Literature called Paradise Lost written by poet John Milton, in which the devil is referred to as the Archfiend. The poem was about the devil and his fall from heaven and what he went through afterwards. The poem is a work of fiction, meaning untrue.

Another reference I’d like to bring up is the card the Tower of Babel. This card has a spell counter effect in which each time a spell card is played, a spell counter is placed on the card. When the player that places the 4th spell counter on it from playing a spell card, the card is destroyed and the player takes 3000 points of damage. This card is a reference to an event in the Bible in which all men spoke one language under the unity of the tower. This had confounded the Christian god and had frustrated him to a point where he had to split up man-kind all over the world forcing a change in tongue.

It is references like these that make the game of Yu-Gi-Oh a whole lot fun, and the game includes way more than just christian references. There are cards that reference Egyptian gods, such as Anubis and Horus, even Ra. Norse and Greek mythology also play into the game. Even The Agent cards refer to mythology, Roman mythology. It is references to mythology that makes the game amazingly awesome and intriguing.



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