7. Council of Nine
Satanist church, control freak businessmen or old Greek cult? The Council of Nine is a term for many different groups, but one prominent theory is that The Council of Nine is a New Age cult, whose name could be a play on the Ennead, a council of the nine most powerful, major ancient Egyptian gods. Some assert that the Council of Nine are a group of wealthy and influential individuals plotting world domination (especially if you are really into the Marvel universe), while some allege that the group consists of otherworldly beings (out of time and space) disguised as normal individuals that consider themselves to be destined to rule the Earth. Whew.