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Its been confirmed that the statue is of Tawaret, the egyptian godess of fertility.

Taweret was depicted as a composite of all the things the Egyptians feared, the major part of her being hippopotamus, this would explain why the statue has four toes as hippos only have four toes. However it seems that originally being the godess of fertility and her name meaning ‘one who is great’ could have some relation to the pregnancy problems experienced on the island? I also think that symbolism has a direct relation to Jacob and his adversary. Tawaret became the demon wife of Apep THE ORIGINAL GOD OF EVIL.

Apep was depicted as a snake, an evil demon, the defication of darkness and chaos. There is a picture on wikipedia that shows Apep being warded off by a deity, i cant paste the link in for some reason but if you look it up you will be amazed to see the picture is almost identical to the hieroglyphics of the smoke monster that we have seen in the episode where Ben gets judged by the smoke monster.

I think all of this points towards the smoke monster being Apep, ‘ the snake’ an evil demon of darkness. This reinforces the theory that jacobs adversary the man in black is the smoke monster, he is Apep the evil demon. Jacob is likely to be the opposite? A figure of fertility and good like tawaret, maybe the relationship between tawaret and Apep is similiar to jacob and the adversary? Then there is the link between Apep and Ra.

Ra the solar diety and bringer of light maybe Richard Alpert? Apep was given the title ‘ the enemy of Ra’. There is a whole section in Wikipedia ‘Battles with Ra’ which is very interesting. I dont really know how this links in but maybe Richard is on Jacobs side and has had previous battles with the adversary. isnt it also intersting how Apep is a snake? Just like the snake in the garden of Eden? I could go on and on with the sgyption symbology and how it links in with lost, but i think the revelation that the statue is tawaret opens many more avenues as to who Jacob Richard and the adversary are, and what their prupose is on the island.

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22 thoughts on “Its been confirmed that the statue is of Tawaret, the egyptian godess of fertility.

  1. It hasn’t been. I doubt they will ever actually give a name for the statue and even if they do there will still be people out there saying “but the body looks like this and the head looks like that and looks what it has in it’s hands”… the identity of the statue won’t be important.

  2. The only ‘for sure’ place so far that I have seen is on ABC’s website where they do the “Episode Recap” – here is what it says:

    “The camera pulls back over the ocean, and we see they were sitting on the base of a giant stone foot. And next to the foot is another foot — and both feet have four toes. And as the camera pulls back, we see what we’ve been waiting to see since we first glimpsed that four-toed foot over three years ago… the towering, majestic statue of the Egyptian goddess Taweret. And we clearly know we’re a long time ago, so let’s get the finale of season five started — “

  3. gk21, im guessing when the statue got destroyed, it left some sort of curse that made all women who concieve on the island die in pregnancy

  4. Well if it is on the ABC website then I will stand corrected. They didn’t do a very good job of keeping the statue looking a 100% accurate. Taweret has a round face, is shorter, and has a pregnant belly. That statue wasn’t even close. The fertility thing makes sense though.

  5. Interesting, but I think they screwed up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sobek

    That looks a LOT more like the statue (including the crocodile mouth and the fact that it’s carrying ankhs).

    Also a fertility god. But more interesting:
    “Sobek’s ambiguous nature led some Egyptians to believe that he was a repairer of evil that had been done, rather than a force for good in itself, for example, going to Duat to restore damage done to the dead as a result of their form of death. He was also said to call on suitable gods and goddesses required for protecting people in situation, effectively having a more distant role, nudging things along, rather than taking an active part.”

    Sounds like a lot of characters on this show – manipulation, cons, etc. Even reminds me of Richard, “sort of an advisor.”

    Also, take a look at the drawing:
    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/lostpedia/images/thumb/e/e6/BramHoldingStatue.png/180px-BramHoldingStatue.png

    That looks like a crocodile head to me.

  6. I agree, the statue on the show looks nothing like the statues I have seen of her and the items she holds are not Ankhs. I am a bit let down by this I have to say.

  7. AES, you ask the same question I wonder about… that’s why I said, ‘for sure’ because I don’t know if they are viable enough of a source or not! It would be a tricky predicament if the production company puts out information that the producers don’t support….tricky for many, many reasons. I hope they confirm or deny that ABC was right in saying so!

  8. Thanks for the info about Tawerete. I agree with you in part but since Jacob lives in the foot it makes sense to me that he is Apep wanting to be close to his mate. Evil is charming and tricks others into trusting him. Even though he spoke kind words to most of our losties (but not Ben), his actions could be construed as promoting the negative events in their lives.

  9. I’m pretty sure the statue wasn’t Tawaret. She wasn’t holding an ankh in the pictures I’ve seen, but the statue in Lost was. Plus the statue in Lost looks more like Anubis.

  10. yo dude, thanks for that, very interesting! guess we will have to wait untill next year 2 find out for sure, thats if the statue is even in next season? pregnancy thing makes sense and also the snake as smokie is very much like one apart from it floats in mid air, lol. but hey i dont think they will have everything spot on, somethings will be slightly different and we the viewers will have 2 come to our own conclusions!

  11. Anubis has the head of a dog. Sobek has a head of a crocodile. They are rival gods. If you look at any picture of Sobek it is 100% the same statue on LOST. They used to the exact same depiction down to the last detail. ABC must have messed up their description.

  12. I do have a picture of Taweret holding two ankhs in the same position as the statue. She also has quite an elongated mouth and the small ears and hair similar to the statue

  13. Hi everyone, great response so far! This website is great i’m a first timer here.lost4life that is the pic i was talking about, do you agree its similar to the smoke monster hieroglyph in the temple where it judged Ben?

    tqbrady i would have to change my initial theory and agree with yours, the description of Sobek makes a lot more sense with the ‘goings on’ on the island and also what Jacob is doing. He wasnt actually doing anything inthe finaleto kate, Sawyer etc he just met them and ‘nudged them along’.

    I also think another big point being missed is the fact Jacob gives choice. maybe this is something to do with humans having free will? He said to Ben and Hurley ‘they had a choice’, he even said to Hurley ‘you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to’. What could this all mean? Maybe he is a God and cant directly influence people, if this ruleis true then it would explain why the adversary needed a human to kill Jacob, TADA you have your loophole!

    So damn interesting and we have so long to speculate haha!

  14. comfirmed? confirmed by you…….and joe…so it just let amy have a baby? bc i think the statue was destroyed already in the 70’s….and of course were going to say well the body is like this…and that….bc it says taweret was never depicted with the body of a human…so i think it would be pretty shitty if the producers used her

  15. I think the bummer is that we’re not going to hear from the producers for a few months…so the ABC website’s “Episode Recap” about the show isn’t going to get confirmed or denied for a few months if they even decide to go there. (As I hope it’s not another Libby-type of situation.)

  16. Actually, maybe it IS Taweret. There are some depcitions in which she is holding ankhs (I’m certainly no Egyptology expert), like this one:
    http://www.zw1840.com/egypt/god/animal.htm
    Look at the last image on the page.

    She also apparently does often bare her teeth, and is often depicted with an elongated snout. And she often has that tiny little crown as our statue does. And the ears do kind of look more like a hippo’s ears than a crocodile’s ears. : D

    Who knows?

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