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Who are the prototypes of JQK characters in playing cards
- Dec 05, 2018 -

J is the abbreviation of Jack, representing the guards, warriors.

     JACK originally used the term KNAVE (the villain), which was quite popular in the UK and continental Europe until the 1940s. It has been largely abandoned, but it is still used in some countries such as Sweden.

     One of the reasons why JACK can be used to replace the word KNAVE quickly is that it is convenient to use the word JACK when recording or reporting a card, or when using an abbreviation, or during a narrative process. A letter J, and in the past when using the word KNAVE, you must use Kn, if you only use K will cause confusion.

Spades J

     Character prototype: Hogil

     Ogier, also translated as Hokla, is the attendant of Charles I, the Danish Hogil is a fictional Danish hero, written in ancient French poetry. He once made a great battle, but in the end he died in the Battle of the Pyrenees. The spades J originally had a spear, but now they are printed as a square stick.

Red peach J

     Prototype: La Hire, 1390-1443

     The French commander in the English-French Centennial War was the servant of Charles VII, the comrade-in-arms of Joan of Arc.

Plum blossom J

     Character prototype: Lancelot

     The legendary figure in England is a member of the Knights of the Arthurian Round Table. It looks like a handsome young handsome guy. Because he is a good archer in the legend, Plum J holds an arrow. The love between Lancelot and the Queen led to the war between him and King Arthur.

Box J

     Character prototype: Hector

     Prince Troy, the brother of Paris, is the first warrior of Troy, once known as the "wall of Troy." Finally, duel with Achilles, died in the hands of the other party.

     Q is the abbreviation of Queen, representing the queen.

Spades Q

     Character prototype: Pallas Athena

     The goddess Pallas Athena, the only queen of the four queens holding weapons, is the goddess of goddess in Greek mythology and the goddess of wisdom. Athens is named after her.

Red peach Q

     Character prototype: Judith

     Also translated as Judith, the heroine of the Old Testament, the Assyrians invaded Jerusalem, Judith used his beauty to defraud the enemy's trust, after a drunken drink in Herois, Judith Cut his head and save the people of Israel. Judith’s story is the first “beautiful person” in history.

Plum blossom Q

     Character prototype: Akini

     Argine, made up of the word Queen Regina, is a red and white rose flower in the hand, the Lancaster royal family in England is symbolized by a red rose, and the York royal family is symbolized by a white rose. The two royals were acquired after the Rose War. Reconciliation, and the two sides of the knot together.

Block Q

     Character prototype: Rachel

     Also translated as Rachel or Queen Leker, Jacob's second wife, Joseph and Benjamin's mother. In order to marry her, Jacob did his work for fourteen years. The legend is a very beautiful woman, her sister, Leah, is Jacob's first wife.

     K is the abbreviation of King, representing the king

Spades K

     Character prototype: David

     The father of Solomon, the king of Israel in the 10th century BC, was good at playing with a harp, described as the most righteous king, and was an excellent warrior, musician and poet whose hair was rolled outward. What we often see is Michelangelo's sculpture "David."

Red peach K

     Character prototype: Charlie the Great

     Charlemagne, the king of the Frankish kingdom, conquered most of the land of Western Europe and Central Europe. He had supreme authority and ordered the people of the country to believe in Christianity. Charlie revived the Western Roman Empire. Charlemagne on the red peach K held the sword in his left hand, and the right hand pressed the rim of the royal robes, and the hair was rolled inside. It is said that the former printing was printed in woodblock engraving. A staff member who engraved the printing plate accidentally scraped the beard of Charlemagne's upper lip, so the red peach K became the only king card without the upper lip beard.

Plum K

     Prototype: Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)

     One of the greatest military geniuses in European history, the most prestigious conqueror of the Macedonian Empire. Alexander the Great's hair was rolled out, and his clothes were always worn with jewels with crosses, which is characteristic of King K.

Square K


    Character prototype: Caesar the Great


    The famous Roman and politicians, after the unification of Rome, became the dictator of Rome. His portrait on the Roman Empire coin is a side image. Thereafter, in the four King K cards, only the king of the red square was a side image, and his hair was rolled inward, holding a beam stick (fascism).



    Scientists have recently confirmed that the remains discovered at the Aachen Cathedral in 1988 were Charlemagne, and Charlemagne was regarded as the prototype of the red peach K in poker. Many people don't know that JQK in playing cards has a little secret: they are the abbreviation of English attendant, queen, and king respectively. The 12 head cards represent a certain character in history. Who are they?


    The origin of playing cards


    There are many sayings about the various origins of poker. One of the more accepted is that Modern Poker originated in China's "Leaf Play". According to legend, as early as the end of the Qin and Han dynasties in the late Qin Dynasty, the general Han Xin invented a card game in order to ease the homesickness of the soldiers. Because the board is only the size of the leaves, it is called the "leaf play." The "leaf card" has two fingers, 8 cm long and 2.5 cm wide. It is made of silk and paper, and the pattern is printed in woodcut.


    In the twelfth century, Marco Polo brought this card game to Europe, which immediately aroused great interest from Westerners. At first it was only a luxury for the nobility, but because it was cheap, easy to learn and easy to learn, it quickly became popular among the public. The "Leaf Play" has evolved into Tarot and Modern Poker in the West, and has gradually become Mahjong and Pai Gow in China.


    At present, the most popular in the world is Texas Hold'em. The annual WSOP World Series of Poker attracts professional players from all over the world. Chinese people also have an outstanding record in this event.


    What is the meaning of Poker 54 cards?


    Why do you want to use these four patterns as the suits of playing cards? There are two types of statements that are concentrated:


    1. One said that these four colors represent the four main industries of the society at that time: spades represent spears, symbolizing military personnel; plums represent three-leaf flowers, symbolizing agriculture; squares represent bricks used by artisans; and peaches represent red hearts, Symbolize the pastor.


    2. Another said that these four colors are derived from the patterns of artifacts used in ancient European divination. The spades represent olive leaves and symbolize peace; plums are clover, which means lucky; squares are in the shape of diamonds, symbolizing wealth; Red heart type, symbolizing wisdom and love.


    The 54 patterns of playing cards are also very wonderful to explain:


    The king represents the sun, the little king represents the moon, and the remaining 52 cards represent 52 weeks of the year. The four colors of red peach, square, plum and spades symbolize the spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons respectively; each suit has 13 cards, indicating that each season has 13 weeks. If J, Q, and K are regarded as 11, 12, and 13 points, Dawang and Xiaowang are half a point, and the total number of points of a deck of cards is exactly 365 points. A deck of cards has red and black points. It is generally believed that the design and invention of playing cards are inextricably linked to astrology, divination, and astronomy and calendar.


    Who are the JQKs in the playing cards?


    In a pair of poker, only JQK12 cards are drawn by people's avatars, each of which is made according to specific historical figures. These characters are well-known and have made great achievements in the long war years.


    J is the abbreviation of Jack, representing the guards, warriors.


    JACK originally used the term KNAVE (the villain), which was quite popular in the UK and continental Europe until the 1940s. It has been largely abandoned, but it is still used in some countries such as Sweden.


    Spades J character prototype: Hogil


    Ogier, also translated as Hokla, is the attendant of Charles I, the Danish Hogil is a fictional Danish hero, written in ancient French poetry. He once made a great battle, but in the end he died in the Battle of the Pyrenees. The spades J originally had a spear, but now they are printed as a square stick.


    Red peach J character prototype: La Hire, 1390-1443


    The French commander in the English-French Centennial War was the attendant of Charles VII, the comrade-in-arms of Joan of Arc.


    Plum blossom J character prototype: Lancelot


    The legendary figure in England is a member of the Knights of the Arthurian Round Table. It looks like a handsome young handsome guy. Because he is a good archer in the legend, Plum J holds an arrow. The love between Lancelot and the Queen led to the war between him and King Arthur.


    Block J character prototype: Hector


    Prince Troy, the brother of Paris, is the first warrior of Troy, once known as the "wall of Troy." Finally, duel with Achilles, died in the hands of the other party.


    Q is the abbreviation of Queen, representing the queen.


    Spades Q character prototype: Pallas Athena


    The goddess Pallas Athena, the only queen of the four queens holding weapons, is the goddess of goddess in Greek mythology and the goddess of wisdom. Athens is named after her.


    Red peach Q character prototype: Judith


    Also translated as Judith, the heroine of the Old Testament, the Assyrians invaded Jerusalem, Judith used his beauty to defraud the enemy's trust, after a drunken drink in Herois, Judith Cut his head and save the people of Israel. Judith’s story is the first “beautiful person” in history.


    Plum flower Q character prototype: Akini


    Argine, made up of the word Queen Regina, is a red and white rose flower in the hand, the Lancaster royal family in England is symbolized by a red rose, and the York royal family is symbolized by a white rose. The two royals were acquired after the Rose War. Reconciliation, and the two sides of the knot together.


    Block Q character prototype: Rachel


    Also translated as Rachel or Queen Leker, Jacob's second wife, Joseph and Benjamin's mother. In order to marry her, Jacob did his work for fourteen years. The legend is a very beautiful woman, her sister, Leah, is Jacob's first wife.


    K is the abbreviation of King, representing the king


    Spades K character prototype: David


    The father of Solomon, the king of Israel in the 10th century BC, was good at playing with a harp, described as the most righteous king, and was an excellent warrior, musician and poet whose hair was rolled outward. What we often see is Michelangelo's sculpture "David."


    Red peach K character prototype: Charlie the Great


    Charlemagne, the king of the Frankish kingdom, conquered most of the land of Western Europe and Central Europe. He had supreme authority and ordered the people of the country to believe in Christianity. Charlie revived the Western Roman Empire. Charlemagne on the red peach K held the sword in his left hand, and the right hand pressed the rim of the royal robes, and the hair was rolled inside. It is said that the former printing was printed in woodblock engraving. A staff member who engraved the printing plate accidentally scraped the beard of Charlemagne's upper lip, so the red peach K became the only king card without the upper lip beard.


    Plum K prototype: Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)


    One of the greatest military geniuses in European history, the most prestigious conqueror of the Macedonian Empire. Alexander the Great's hair was rolled out, and his clothes were always worn with jewels with crosses, which is characteristic of King K.


    Block K Character Prototype: Caesar the Great


    The famous Roman and politicians, after the unification of Rome, became the dictator of Rome. His portrait on the Roman Empire coin is a side image. Thereafter, in the four King K cards, only the king of the red square was a side image, and his hair was rolled inward, holding a beam stick (fascism).


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