ACE OF SPADES

Definition/Summary:

Sign of warning or good fortune

“Mark of luck”

  • The playing card denotes highest win amongst players of a game.

“Mark of Death”

  • Used to show the “Fate of Death”
    meaning death has won

Folklore

  • Vietnam
    Used as a symbol of Death in Vietnam, soldiers would lay the ace of spades upon their kills and spread throughout the battle field as a scare tactic against the enemy

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Literature

Treasure Island

  • Black spot The verdict of guilt or judgment. Characters in the story are mark with the black spot later identified as the ace of spades.
  • This points to the origin of its cultural use, the card or spot is used to mark the condemned, a traitor or informer.

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