Clothes as clues?
Written 12th May
I’m not an expert by any means on the subject, but I thought it was interesting how some of the clothes worn in “Across the sea” seem to represent different mythologies.
Claudia’s dress, hairstyle and language are similar to, if not the same as, the Roman Empire under Julius Caesar. I kinda got the impression she was speaking Latin (correct me if I’m wrong), which was the language of Rome.
Psycho Mom’s hair and dress were similar, but the thing that stood out most to me was the blue stripes. In Abrahamic mythologies, the priests were commanded by the god to wear a blue stripe on their garments, marking them as the chosen, the people of Israel. Was Psycho Mom a Jewish high preistess?
We know that the two groups existed together at a certain period, so maybe that’s what the time frame was? The episode was based from 2000-3000 years ago? That’s a long time to be stuck on a damn island.
It seemed to me like she was some kind of Greek/Roman goddess. She reminded me of Calypso in a weird way. But the clothes… I don’t know, what do you think?