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It is Taweret

Taweret

In case anyone was still confused about this, The Statue is definitely Taweret.  Michael, in a comment after the finale, linked us to The Official Recap, which named Taweret.  But I know many people still doubted the Statue’s identity.  I say that the mystery is solved now because Doc Jensen posted the same link.  Therefore, if it was a typo or a mistake on ABC’s end then it should have been caught that that point.

There you have it.

– izi

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6 Responses to “It is Taweret”


  1. May 31, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I’m still uncertain on it – until it is mentioned IN THE SHOW, or we at least see a front-side view of the statue, I don’t believe anything anyone other than Damon or Carlton has to say on the issue, ABC included.

    By the way, random theory – was that actually Christian in Jack’s Jacob-back, or was Jack just talking to himself? Re-watch the scenes, pretty awesome.

  2. 2 Roth
    June 4, 2009 at 4:01 am

    The statue is NOT Taweret. It’s Sobek. Look at the image of the statue you posted earlier and then look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sobek. They both clearly represent the same “god”, just look at the Ankh in their hands. It’s the same. Do you see that in any representation of Taweret? No, you don’t. It’s Sobek.

    • June 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

      Well then… I guess I’ll delete this page.
      But seriously, you’re fighting a losing battle at this point.
      – izi

  3. June 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Well let me throw this further for a loop a month later. We’ve used the Jacob/Esau allusion to explain the battle between the seeming demi-gods of the island but perhaps that is just a clue to point us in the direction of a pair of Egyptian brother-gods that battled to the death: Set and Horus.

    Set was a god of chaos and infertility. Eventually Tawaret becomes his concubine and chains him down. The destruction of the statue and then (possibly) subsequent start of infertility could be seen as further proof of “Esau” being more representative of Set. Also, Set became Typhon in Greek mythology, who incidentally is the father of Cerebus (ding ding ding)

    Horus, who eventually vanquished Set, is seen as the god of rebirth. It becomes murky sometimes where Horus begins and Osiris (his father) ends. And this is significant to me b/c Osiris died at the hands of Set, and was brought back to life to conceive Horus, who then defeats Set. So Jacob could represent Osiris/Horus.

    Just wanted to throw that all out there into the mix. But more on point the debate about whether the statue is Tawaret or Sobek is over. Tthe whole Wired magazine metapuzzle settled it – http://mestizorocks.blogspot.com/2009/05/spoiler-alert-lost-puzzle-solution-from.html

    • June 30, 2009 at 3:22 pm

      I kinda wish that I got that WIRED magazine and gave that thing a try. It sounded like fun, but I’m turned off by anything that involves J.J. Abrams by himself.
      I hope you’re right though, I really want these characters to have specific mythological significance. We’ve been using that word, “mythology”, like crazy since Lost started getting complicated, it would be fun if it actually turned out to be mythological in the traditional sense.
      BTW – I was just on your Tumblr site, that Matthew McConaughey movie…wow. How did that slip by? What was Gary Oldman doing in that? How did that movie even get past single brainstorming session.
      – izi

  4. 6 Junior
    July 19, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    To Roth:

    This is Taweret. Sobek is a crocodile headed god. Taweret has a hippo head as shown in the image.


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