hidden rulers

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Cryptocracy means ruling in secret, so secret that most ruled subjects will even deny such a system exists. But the cryptocrats also love to give themselves away, through hidden jokes & puns. Many of their ancient names mean “hidden”, or “ruler”, or “hidden ruler”. This proves that spookery is very old.

Al-Qaeda

puns with “the leaders”

Ashkenaz

means “hidden person” or “finance person”

Dagon

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

Esther

means “hidden” & “veil”

Houdini

puns with “leader”

Jagiellon

means “highest aristocrat”

Jew

means “leader” & “majesty”

Kennedy

means “covered leader”

Kohen

means “priest”, but also “stationed ruler” & “enrichment”

Komnene

is a pun with “hidden” & “lurking”

Malcolm

puns with “secret governor”

Maria

is the female form “lady” as in “lord”, and puns with “imitation”

Mordecai

may pun with “legal master” & “feigning innocence”

Morgan

means “hidden leader”

Morris

means “from the top”

Noah

means “leader” & “eminency”

Noah’s story

is a punny parable about “leaders”, “fame”, “delusion”, and the cursed “truth”

Ostrich hiding its head

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

Rice

puns with “head” & “boss”

Rose

puns with “head” & “boss”

Samson’s riddle

has the solution “hidden leaders”, written like “lion & bee”

Shapiro

means “governor”

Son of Ra

can be read as “secret custodian”

Strauss

means “guardian” & “custodian”