- The attribute associated with Swords is Bravery.
- The attribute associated with Coins is Cleverness.
- The attribute associated with Stars is Virtue (or Piety).
- The attribute associated with Staves is Wisdom.
I'm still reading and reading about Greimas, so let's see if we can map the four attributes into the semiotic square.
Remember that a semiotic square is constructed like this:
S: semantic category
s <---> non s
~(s|non s) <---> s & non s
~S: semantic anti-category
that is, a positive term contrasts with a negative term (the top row), each of which has a corresponding complement below it, consisting of contradictions of both the positive term (both positive term & negative term)and negative term (neither positive term nor negative term).
S: 'Honor' ['Valor']
bravery <---> cowardice
foolhardiness <---> prudence
~S: 'Survival' ['Discretion']