61. La Folie

Folly, or the Fool, from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

Folly or The Fool


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 78
  • Tarot de Marseille: Le Mat

Image Description

The Fool marches, blowing on a horn and playing a red drum strapped to his torso. The air around him is filled with red flourishes. He wears a turban with seven fluffy feathers and a red, green, and blue diamond-patterned mask that covers his face and neck. His outfit is covered in patches of various colors and shapes, including diamonds, leaves, crescent moons, hearts, and apples. He also has leafy trim around his shoulders and waist. He wears socks of the same pattern as his mask and blue slipped with curled toes.



Madness, insanity, insane, eccentricity, enthusiasm, unreasonableness, blindness, ignorance, senseless, confusion, wandering, drunkenness, delirium, fever, frenzy, rage, passion, fury, transport, innocent, simple, silly.


Imbecility, ineptitude, insouciance, stupidity, imprudence, negligence, absence, absent-mindedness, apathy, nullity, empty, nothing, useless.