Symbols

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Famous symbols are typically not representations of something, but rather puns: What they show is not important. But the name of that thing is often similar to a secret word, usually something about power & finance, or secrecy & deception. In this sense, all symbols are really rebuses. The difficulty in finding the pun lies in picking the right language, and then the right synonym. Often it’s not the local dialect, but an imperial administration language, such as Hebrew, Greek or Latin.

This sections only lists visible symbols. If you’re looking for an invisible thing instead, please try the names category.

9 bows peoples

were supposedly barbarian invaders, yet pun with “mock rebellion” in Egyptian

Angel

puns with “mockery”

Beaky nose

puns with “Phoenician” & “banker”

Bear

puns with “banker” — in Russian!

Bees

pun with “leaders”

Blood

puns with “disguise” in Hebrew

Blossom

puns with Levi in Hebrew and thus with “mockery” & “finance”

Brick

puns with Levin

COVID-19

can be read as “agitate the people” and “bullshit the multitudes”

Candle

puns with “playing” & “joking”

Color red

is adam in Hebrew and puns with “disguise”

Color white

puns with “mockery”

Corona

puns with “scorn” & “mockery” in several languages

Cyclops

means “circular eye”, but also “eyes of the crowd”, so he’s an enemy

Donkey

puns with “veil”

Evil eye

puns with the dreaded “gaze of one’s own subjects”

Fasces

pun with “possess” & “fiscus”, and with “breaking” & “alotting” in many languages

Fenghuang (Chinese phoenix)

is a Chinese pun with “trading” & “substituting”

Foreskin

and cutting its flesh pun with “instructing about the veil”

Griffin

is a multi-pun with “cryptic” & “Phoenician”

Hamsa

protects because it’s a pun with “veiling” & “inventing” from “being found out”

Hippocampus

puns with “boasting”

Hippogriff

puns with “disguised” & “unknown”

Honey

may have been a synonym for “bee”

Horn

puns with “mockery” & “enacting others” in various languages

Index finger

puns with “informant” in Latin, and with “fake rebellion” in Semitic

Lion

puns with “banking” & other things, depending on the word & language

Lost passport

of a fake terrorist puns with “fictional identity” & “invented trouble”

Menorah

Modern art

really means “muddied” & “dumbed down”

Nazar amulet

protects because it puns with “veiling oneself”

Number 1

puns with “leader”

Number 13

stands for “bad luck”, because it spells out the word “suffering”

Number 2

literally means “duplicate” & “disguise”

Number 33

spells “mockery”, and puns with “government agent”, “fake death”, “tricking the lower classes”

Number 47

puns with “for deceiving” in English

Number 6

puns with “opposition” & “Satan”

Number 666

spells “opposition”, a synonym for “Satan”

Number 8

is octo in Latin, which puns with “acting”

Number 911

seems to spell out “bullshit!” and “absolutely no people”

Numbers 1 & 8

spell out “show!”, and pun with “an act” & “completely enacted”

Ostrich hiding its head

is a pun with “hide-head” and “hidden leader”

Owl

puns with “spying”, as does Athens

Pegasus

puns with “winged horse”, but also “coaxing by flattery” — in Semitic!

Phoenix

puns with “double-neck”, “curved-beak”, “returned-life”

Pig

prohibition puns with “don’t reveal fraud” and “don’t trust the repentant”!

Prows with eyes on Phoenician ships

may be puns with the word “Phoenician”

Prows with horse-heads on Phoenician ships

may be puns with the word “Phoenician”

Shoes

pun with English “show”, with Hebrew “disguise”, and appear on fake event photos

Sickle

is called faux / fauci / falx, all punning with “false”!

Skull & bones

pun with “hidden leader”

Star as “veil”

is a pun of the word star with the word for “veil”

Stars & Stripes

puns with “hidden scepters”

Tree of Knowledge

puns with “desire & sex” and “impression & appearance”

Tree of Life

puns with “tree of families”, and “wrapped inside a show”

Triskelion

is a synonym for “banking”

Trojan horse

puns with “wooden horse”, and also with “bait” & “decoy”

Unicorn

tamed by a virgin is a smutty pun with “piercing” & “penis”

Wine

puns with “veil”

Wolf

puns with “liar” in Hebrew, “veiling” in Latin, “shell” in Greek