The Hanged Man does not appear in the Grand Etteilla. The Etteilla school believed this card was presented upside down, and in its original version showed not someone hanging from a rope but a person treading on a snake (with hair raised in fear). The snake imagery fit with the virtue Prudence. Following this story, A.E. Waite listed “prudence” as one of the interpretations of the Hanged Man, but Etteilla decks went further and replaced the Hanged Man with Prudence.
The Grand Etteilla’s Card Number 18 depicts a monk or hermit resembling Trump VIIII of the Marseille Tarot. However, this card’s keywords are more fitting for the Hanged Man, who is also called the Traitor in Italian traditions. For this trump in Tarocchino Arlecchino, I took the upright keyword of Traitor from 18 of the Grand Etteilla. I added the reversed keyword as a nod to a common alternate interpretation of the Hanged Man, as a potentially noble sacrifice rather than a shamed criminal.
Traitor, deceiver, dissimulation, hypocrite, fanatic, hypocrisy, fanaticism, impostor, disguise, imposture, corruptor, seducer, treason, craftiness, trickery.
Sacrifice, penance, offering, devotion, renunciation, surrender, loss, abnegation, punishment, correction, penalty, atonement.