Egyptian

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Egyptian texts & symbolisms contain lots of oddities. Many may be secret puns & jokes by the aristocrats, especially since homonyms are a central feature of Egyptian hieroglyphic script. You’ll also be surprised how many words are shared between Egyptian & Semitic dialects.

There seems to be no direct continuity to modern spooks, but I still suspect the Egyptian god-kings of proto-spookery.

Please read the introduction to Egyptian.

Amun

means “hidden” & “secret”

Dagon

means “fish” & “cloaked”, and wears a fish cloak

Egyptian word root √bỉȝ

Egyptian word root √kȝp

Egyptian word root √mȝˤ

Egyptian word root √ˤf

Egyptian word root √ˤfn

Egyptian word root √ḏbȝ

Egyptian word root √ḫpr

Fasces

mean “breaking” & “alotting”

Horus

means “face”, but also “leader”

Introduction to Egyptian

and hieroglyphic script

Min

is a dead guy with an erection, because he puns with “death” & “erected monument”

Mitsraim

means Egypt, but is spelled like “the slaves”

Number 2

literally means “duplicate” & “disguise”

Osiris

puns with “power” & “wealth”

Phoenician

means “finance” & “fraud”, derived from “exchangers of accounts”

Phoenix

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

Prows with eyes on Phoenician ships

may be puns with the word “Phoenician”

Punny names of Egyptian gods

all have meanings that correspond to the animal heads

Semitic word root √nks

Semitic word root √pn

stands for “curving”, “turning”, “changing”

Seth the Egyptian god

is evil, as he puns with “attacker”, “disorder”, “lead astray”

Son of Ra

can be read as “secret custodian”

Thoth

puns with “downward”, “hidden”, “humiliation”, “instead of”

Tree of Life

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