The Ankh, Jacob and someone from the past
I’ve come up with this theory in the last little while. It struck me as I was rewatching all 5 seasons of LOST and hit me again as I saw further reference to this symbol in the premiere episode. (Just a heads up – there are some references to the new episode – read carefully)
The Ankh is the egyptian symbol of life, eternal life, and immortality. Jacob seems to be very connected to this symbol. He lives in the foot of a statue in whose hand is a very large ankh. The meaning of this symbol can be connected to Jacob obviously because of his seemingly ‘immortal’ qualities. He does not age: we’ve seen him in several time lines looking exactly the same. And, as the MIB has made clear to us, he is extremely difficult to kill.
We also see the ankh in the premiere episode. Within Hurley’s guitar case, there is a very large wooden ankh (who saw that coming?!?!) containing a message/list from Jacob to the templites. Clearly the Ankh signifies that this is also a means of communication for Jacob. A calling card if you will.
Finally, I’ll take you back a season to our losties in 1977. Before Sawyer, Juliet, etc. become a part of Dharmaville, someone very important is murdered during a picnic with his wife – Paul. We remember the death of Paul and the subsequent deaths of the others that tried to kill him as a serious point of conflict between the Dharma Initiative and the Others. My question is – why was Paul killed in the first place? Do we remember what Paul wore around his neck? An Ankh.
I’d like to theorize that Paul was in the service of Jacob. Whether or not Amy knew about it, I’m not sure. But she definitely made a point of taking that necklace.
Now, some might refute this idea by saying that if Paul was in the service of Jacob, then why would the Others kill him? Well, lets not forget that the Others havent exactly had the greatest guidance from their leaders over the years. In fact, let’s not forget that MIB has been posing as Jacob within the cabin for quite some time. It’s not farfetched to think that MIB told his people to kill this man.
So that begs the question – what was Paul doing in Dharmaville? I’ve no doubt that Paul was important… Im just not quite sure how. Any thoughts?