RA **Ancient Egyptian Sun God** R-ichard A-lpert – Insane MUST READ
So from everything we have seen so far, it appears that the island has a strong connection with ancient Egypt.
Clues so far –
hieroglyphics – on the swan 108 minute countdown timer, on the temple wall, all over the underground temple, inside the FDW chamber and on the ancient door in Ben’s house.
The Egyptian God Anubis – known as the of the dead, Anubis protected the dead and was responsible for bringing them to the afterlife. He was involved in the mummification process and it was discussed that he is capable of resurrection. He was portrayed as a half human half jackal that carried an Ankh. Look-up a picture of Anubis, you will see that he is portayed as looking exactly like the “four toed statue.” Both the statue, Paul (Amy’s husband) and Anubis carry an Ankh.
An Ankh is an Ancient Egyptian symbol that represents eternal life!!!
RA = R-ichard A-lpert – our favorite immortal Richard Alpert has always been a mystery on LOST. More and more I feel as though his origin is being revealed, and that his name may be a disguise for his true identitiy, the ancient egyptian sun god RA!
In Egyptian mythology it is said that RA comes from Heliopolis – The City of the Sun – the land where he originates and received his power to command the sky, the earth and the underworld.
He was associated with the Falcon, the symbol of other sun deities who protected the pharaohs in later myths. Strange how is one episode Hurley see’s a giant red and orange bird flying over head??? “The Bennu bird (Falcon) is Ra’s symbol of fire and rebirth. The wadjet sun disk, also shown as the hieroglyphic = Ankh, symbolizes the life given by the sun. Obelisk represents the rays of the sun and was worshiped as a home of a solar god.”
E. A. Wallis Budge (1857 ‘1934) claims that Ra was the one god of Egyptian monotheism, of which all other deities were aspects, manifestations, phases, or forms. All of the deities (Christian, Smokey, Yemi, etc.) that have been guiding the losties with advice have all just been a manifestation of Ra helping them along the way.
From what we have witnessed on LOST is that the island is a place of great power, so much power that it must be protected, and that “Jacob” makes final decisions in the islands best interest.
Richard has shown us that not only does he answer to no one, but he is capable of walking right into the temple and saving or ressurecting a life!
We have also witnessed that Richard is immortal, he does not age, and from what Juliet has mentioned, “Richard has always been here.”
Is it possible that Richard is the ancient sun god Ra? He wears eyeliner as ancient egyptian pharaohs did to represent the Egyptian Gods. Maybe Richard is an Egytian God. The eyeliner could be a way for Richard to represent his power of “The Eye of Ra.” The Eye of Ra was considered to be the Sun, a source of great power which allows life to prosper on our planet. The Eye of Ra is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and royal power from deities.
Maybe Richard must protect the island because it is really Heliopolis – his original home, which would explain why he has always been there, why he does not age, and why he answers to no one.
As for “Jacob said so” – I am starting to beleive that there is no Jacob, just another deity created by Richard to allow every one else to think that there is some higher power, when Richard is really “The Man Behind the Curtain”
Jacob – In the history of the Jewish people, Jacob is remembered as the father of Joseph (he had 12 children). Now I am sure you all remember the story of Joseph and the technicolor dreamcoat, well what is really written is that Joseph was sent to Egypt by his brothers as a slave. The Pharaoh has very troubling dreams that his land was in danger of famine, Joseph was able to interpret these dreams so that The Pharoah could prepare for what was to come. The Pharaoh is so impressed that he makes Joseph the viceroy over Egypt.
When the famine strikes Canaan, Jacob sends his other sons’ to retrieve food from Egypt. Joseph recognizes the brothers who once sold him into slavery and refuses to give them any food without first having his baby brother BENJAMIN, who he never got to meet, and his father JACOB return to Egypt as well.
The brothers return to Joseph with Benjamin and Jacob, and when Joseph sees Benjamin he is overcome with emotion, and reveals himself to his brothers. He invites them to bring their families and their father, Jacob, down to Egypt to live near him, and gives them a place to live in the Egyptian province of Goshen.
Jacob’s final 17 years are spent in peace and tranquility in Egypt, knowing that all his 12 sons are righteous people, and he dies at the age of 147. According to the Midrash, on his death bed Jacob desires to tell his sons the exact date when the Mashiach will arrive, but the prophecy fails him. He fears lest one of his sons is not righteous.
Looking over all this history I found so many connections – first of all that Jacob had a son named Benjamin. That on his death bed he wanted to reveal the coming of the Mashiach (possibly John Locke) but he feared one of his sons were not righteous and could not do so (possibly Benjamin).
Maybe Richard is the one true sun god of Egypt. Before Jacob died he may have shared some of the knowledge regarding the Mashiach to Ra (Richard). He may have told him that his youngest son Benjamin is not righteous and the prophecy of the Mashiach can not come true if Benjamin is in the way. Richard could have been living on “Heliopolis” = The Island, all these years waiting for the soul of Benjamin to return so that the coming of the Mashiach (John Locke) could finally fall into place.
It is not that Jacob does not exist, just that he died a long time ago and Richard knew him back then. “God loves you as HE loved Jacob” notice the past tense in the word loved, as if Jacob is gone or dead. Jacob knew information about the coming of the Mashiach, this is written in the bible.
What is not written in the bible is that, possibly Egypts notorious sun god Ra, needed some answers from this “Jacob” and that he is still waiting to get them. This may be why is seems as though Richard answers to Jacob, when really he is waiting and helping Jacob’s prophecy come true. That being the return of the Mashiach (written in the bible) and on LOST could be the return of John Locke
After we saw “Dead is Dead” we know Locke is now a little more informed about the island, and has now been made the official island leader by the manifestation of Alex in the temple. In my theory that was Ra speaking to Ben, Richard uses smokey because he does tries to avoid confrontation!