Greek

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Athena

is a multi-pun with “intelligence”, “gazing” and similar words

Atlantis

puns with “unnoticed” & “hidden”

Claudius

puns with “locked up” & “disappeared” in Semitic

Columbus

puns with kollubos for “exchange”, and collybista for “banker”

Cyclops

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

Fasces

mean “breaking” & “alotting”

Griffin

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

Hippogriff

puns with “disguised” & “unknown”

Horn

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

Introduction to punnery

using admitted examples

Levi

means “moneylender”, and puns with “mocking” & “playing”

Newton

translates as “Carthage” in Phoenician

Owl

puns with “spying”, as does Athens

Pegasus

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

Phoenician

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

Semitic word root √pn

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

Unicorn

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

Wolf

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