Behind Monalisa's smile

One of my favorite part from Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code novel..

...'Has anyone here ever heard of an Egyptian god named Amon?'
'Hell yes!' the big guy said. 'God of masculine fertility! Langdon was stunned.
'It says so on every box of Amon condoms.' The muscular man gave a wide grin. 'It's got a guy with a ram's head on the front and says he's Egyptian god of ferility.'

Langdon was not familiar with the brand name, but he was glad to hear the prophylactic manufacturers had got their hieroglyphs right. 'Well done. amon is indeed represented as a man with a ram's head, and his promiscuity and curved horns are related to our modern sexual slang "horny".'

'No shit!'

'No shit,' Langdon said. 'And do you know who Amon's counterpart was? The Egyptian goddess of fertility?'

The question met with several seconds of silence.
'It was Isis,' Langdon told them, grabbing a grease pen. 'So we have the male god, Amon.' He wrote it down. 'And he female goddess, Isis, whose ancient pictogram was once called L'ISA'
Langdon finished writing and stepped back from the projector.


'Ring any bells?' he asked
'Mona Lisa...holy crap,' somebody gasped.
Langdon nodded. Gentleman, not only does the face of Mona Lisa look androgynous, but her name is an anagram of the divine union of male and female. And that, my friend, is Da Vinci's little secret, and the reason for Mona Lisa's knowing smile.'

I don't try to make you people believe on this one..
I just....share what I like..


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