Power of the Kings and Queens Love Decoded: We are now gaining a new respect for masks. Not only do they protect, but they empower as well. On the back of each mask is a list of names. Some right side up and some up side down. One mask has the names of ancestors who where Kings and possessed a unique power. The other has the names of Queens but on the back of this one, some of the names blur together because history has forgotten a lot of the mothers of our past. I was raised to understand the power in a name. Who you answer to and what you call yourself is important. My native ancestors believed names had to be earned and revealed who a person was. Each mask calls upon the unique power of the ancestor list. Love is embracing your ancestors and empowering those who come after.