**Summary in English**
Namadev said:

Copy of my post on TarotL :

I do not write in English because it is too difficult for me to

debate in this langage.

I'll nevertheless make a try to summarize my article but I do hope

that my phrases won't be twisted in a wrong manner.

For the historical academic consensus there is no need to search for

a numerical coherence ipse facto.

Cards pre-date Tarot Trumps.

Trumps are not listed as 21+1=22 before some time : variations in

number of the Atouts.

If we accept the Petrarch 's hypothesis of the origin of Trionfi,

then their number pass progressively from 6 (Petrach's poem)to

21+1=22 (Atouts)....

So the mathematical inner coherence of the number of the Tarot cards

(78) is a non-sense from an academic historical point of view.

But, and I love these "but", mathematically, I insist on "

the indeed fascinating (neo-Pythagorean) relation of three

geometrical figures—triangle, square, and pentagon—on the base of

the number 4 (as expression of the four elements). They then produce

a coherent relation between the odd composition of the Tarot-deck of

4x10 (=40) pips, 4x4 (=16) royals, and 22 trumps, because 16 is a

square number of base 4, 10 is a triangular number of base 4, and,

likewise, 22 is a pentagonal number of base 4." (Laurent Faber)

Moakley noted " the astonishing fact that there is, indeed,

something related to both the 4x14 suit cards and the 21 trumps,

namely the much older game of dice, from which they might have

stemmed. If we take the total number of choices possible when

throwing three or two dice, it adds up to either 56 (= 4x14) or 21,

respectively. " (Laurent Faber)

Now, if we consider as 22nd or 'nulla' an invalid throw of dices,

then there are 22 throws.

Morever, such an invalid throw could be seen as outside of of the

geometrical perimeter of a game of tables such as described by the

King Alphonse X (He makes a difference between game of spirit such

as chess, games of chance such as dices - the games of tables being

midway ) or more simply if the dices do not fall correctly...

As for the discussion about the relation between the Trumps , it is

a 1+4+7+10=22 relation that the Arithmology points to.

This cuts the game at Pope and Death.

This not contradictory with the orders B and C.

Discussion is about the alpha (Bagat) and omega (Math) : I list in

the article some orders of the XVIth century adequate with such an

ordinal relation.

Last but not least : the Math cannot make a trick so it isn't a

Trump.

Not entirely true, because tte most ancient rules in French consider

that there are 22 Trumps (in which 3 Highs -Bagat, Monde et Math).

The Math can also make the last trick in a great schlem...

Alain