Imperator of Mars

Algarve Life - Amanda Gleaves
7 min readApr 13, 2021


Elon Musk recentlly changed his twitter Bio to “Imperator of Mars”, the second time he changed it in a month.

Today, before I knew any of this, I was looking for something I had seen on his account earlier in the day, and for the first time I read his bio. The words “Imperator of Mars” jumped from the page as in Portuguese the word ‘imperador’ is similar to ‘imperator’ and means Emperor. Ha!

Emperor of Mars? Seriously?

But let’s go back — because it gets even better!. Earlier that morning, I had been checking out his rocket boosters “coming back and landing on earth”, in a video, on Twitter. I do like to check out his boosters occasionally. (Winking emoji)

This simultaneous landing of Falcon 9 boosters on Falcon Heavy was done 2 years ago on the 11th April. SpaceX managed to land all 3 boosters on Falcon Heavy on this mission. (Falcon — a bird of prey with long pointed wings and a notched beak, typically catching prey by diving on it from above).

When I was watching it, a biblical verse came to mind, as they often do these days —

“13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”.

I looked up the verse and found it. Revelation 13:13 — well how about that?


Then I noticed today’s date, 13th of April, 2021. Scary eh?? Well not really, I am pretty sure it is all, just a coincidence too.

Just for fun, I went to this website called Gematrix and punched in Elon Musk. (Gematrix calculates the number of a name — go on I dare you, put yours in…)

In the English Gematrix, Elon Musk calculated at 660, One 6 short of 666 (drat! — where is the other six?). His full name, Elon Reeve Musk calculated at 990, on the English Gematrix — which I also found amusing as it is one 9 short from the UK emergency number…

Hardly 666 though! (sigh!)

I decided that I wanted to write about this - rocket-boosters-and-the-fire-coming-down-to earth-stuff. That was when I went to Elon Musk’s twitter account and discovered that he had just changed his name to — ‘Imperator of Mars’. For the second time this month. (Can anybody tell me when the first time was?)

I wondered if the date he changed it on had some significance or the month of April or the number 12th? (I was falling fast down the rabbit hole now — were did I get the 12th from?)

And down the rabbit hole I go! :D

The month of April is believed to be named after Goddess Aphrodite (Aphros). The name April, is derived from the Latin word aperit, which means to open. It is considered that April is the month of the growing season and when trees and flowers begin to “open


The date Abril 10th didn’t show much When he changed it, but the 12th has a few things attributed to it though, I found these:

April 12th,1961 in the cold war — during the space race. The first crewed orbital flight — Vostok 1, took to the heavens, and Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Cosmonaut, became the first human to travel into outer space. (Vostok means East).

April 12th, 1928 — The Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 type aircraft, takes off for the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west

April 12th, 1981 — The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission.The launch occurred on the 20th anniversary of the first human spaceflight, performed by Yuri Gagarin for the USSR. This was a coincidence rather than a celebration of the anniversary; a technical problem had prevented STS-1 from launching two days earlier, on the 10th, as was planned.

(Later investigation while I was editing this story led me here: Apollo–Soyuz (Union) was the first crewed international space mission, carried out jointly by the United States and the Soviet Union in July 1975)

That is a lot of ‘firsts’ involving aviation, isn’t it?

It is probably just a coincidence, even though dates can be more revered than you think and often great wonders are done to celebrate similar achievements and to show that the latter is to date the greatest. But they had said that was a coincidence — they originally wanted to launch two days earlier, on the 10th.

We all know who Elon Musk is and what SpaceX is. If you go on twitter you can see for your self — he likes to tweet. That was where I saw the Rocket Boosters and got the thought about the chapter in the Bible that led me from one thing to another…Now I am in the bottom of a rabbit hole. Help!!

To the Gematrix!

I put the name “Imperator of Mars” in the gematrix, and nothing significant (that I was willing to believe, turned up). No 666.

So I thought I was definitely punching “Imperator de la Marte”, into the Gematrix. …just for no reason at all other than the fact I can.

There it was = 666! (look for yourself —

Finally! The truth I needed.(We will come back to this — will will also see just how good your powers of peception and comprehension are — read on.)

Imperator — Roman Emperor

The term imperator is defined as “a commander in chief or emperor of the ancient Romans,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Imperator : Emperor / supreme military commander. In Republican times the title of Imperator was given to a general by his troops after an especially great victory.

So why would Elon Musk call himself an Emperor? Where is his great victory? Was it just for attention ?

According to Wiki — An emperor is a monarch, and usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. Emperors are generally recognized to be of the highest monarchic honour and rank, surpassing even kings…

The position of an Emperor is usually hereditary

So I ‘researched’ to see if there was royalty in his family and I found this. He comes from a family of Millionaire Entrepreneurs. It turns out that I didn’t know a lot about Elon Musk until today.

I also found out that he named his sixth son X Æ A-Xii, Which means Archangel — (it was originally X Æ A-12 — but he later changed it to the Roman Numeral). All his other kids all have regular names, Griffin, Xavier, Damian, Saxon, and Kai. Nothing notable about that really. His Grandfather Joshua and grandmother Winfred were the first people ever to fly a single engine plane from South Africa to Australia. Another first in Aviation — but I digress.

When I wrote this I had to do a lot of dredging through the things I had seen and written, and a mix of notes I had written by hand. When I went and checked the Gematrix “Imperator de la marte” it no longer added up to 666! (maybe ‘they’ changed it) :D

After sifting through my history, I found it — the original calculation of 666 in my favor, to prove my theory…Or so I had thought, it was then I saw that I had written “Imeperator De La Marte” instead of Imperator. (If you opened the link above you would have seen that — did you notice?)

My lack of judgement and terrible spelling could almost have had people believing that Elon Musk is the Devil.

So then - just when I thought I could no longer go any deeper into the rabbit hole — I researched “how to say Emperor of Mars in Latin” — surely that would add up to 666? I researched it, but ended up with the meaning for the word Mars — It seems I am not such a great researcher.

It was interesting though because I had not even considered this meaning at all:

Mars [Latin: Mars or Marvors] was the Roman God of War. The foundation of Rome was credited to a son of Mars: Romulus. Incidentely, Latin for Imperitor of Mars translate as “Emperitor Martis” (All roads seem to be leading to Rome here)

I am pretty sure this is all just a joke though, all this “Imperator” stuff, as Elon placed a winking emoji next to it. Are Elon Musk’s space endeavors just a Space age account of The Emperor’s New Clothes? (Does that even make sense?) Or is he up to something? — did that guy who kept hounding him on Twitter, finaly get Elon to participate in his Online Mars Game?

I am not saying that the Emperor of Mars — Elon Musk is the Devil, but I do believe that something of significance happened in the SpaceX world this week and that something that might be announced shortly — maybe some kind of heavenly display, or a new game? ;) — note I am using a winking Emoji so you can see I am not being serious…just like Elon did.

If you read this far. Well done!

This is a classic example of how surfing on the internet can get you finding meaning in everything, and how ultimately one thing will always lead you into something else until you are so deep into the rabbit hole that you no longer know up nor down, and have wasted a whole day on ‘research’

P.S. Bolsonaro adds up to 666…


Let no one deceive himself. If any of you thinks he is wise in this age, he should become a fool, so that he may become wise.



Algarve Life - Amanda Gleaves

I have been living in the Algarve in Portugal since 1989! I have been teaching Portuguese to foreigners for nearly 20 years!