Babylonian Tarot (Llewelyn, 2006) shows us one of the Court cards, the King of Arrows (Swords).
In this deck, the card is represented by Ellil. Reading up on this God, he sounds a lot like Zeus: King of the younger generation of Gods, ruler of the earth, in charge of law-making and justice. Some of his titles also echo Zeus: wild bull, father of the gods, he who resides on the Great Mountain of the East (Mount Olympus, anyone?) Even the image looks a fair bit like Zeus, though holding an arrow instead of a lightening bolt.
It has always interested me, the way that we find certain archetypal figures repeating in different mythologies from around the world. In any case, here we have a God renowned for keeping the Tablet of Destiny. He could show his anger when he felt humanity deserved it, too, a harsh God who advocated for the Great Flood.
So, decisive, sometimes angry, enforcing harsh justice but based on a rational perspective, he does seem to suit the King of Arrows (Swords) quite well.
It doesn't surprise me overly to see this card today. For one thing, I still have some legal documents to read. For another, I'll be meeting a solicitor this afternoon, which is definitely a profession I'd associate with this card. Seems I need to draw on my own inner King of Arrows to handle these challenges...
I am grateful for a decisive and rational approach.