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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2009, 09:07:56 AM »
It's Taweret...

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

Nah it's Sobek, according to Wiki scrool down to the trivia portion it says; "In the 5th season finale of Lost, a statue of Sobek is seen clearly on the island. "
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sobek

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2009, 09:12:03 AM »
I had a post in the investigations section

Well personally i think its actually Sobek. Lets face its first of all he is the god of water and it is after all an island. Taweret looks kind of chubbier than the Sobek and the back doesn't look as manly. The Egyptian symbols (noted in the picture) are not that rare...i mean name an Egyptian god that didn't have an ankh...duh!

Anyway here is something interesting i found on god Sobek in the Bulgarian wikipedia page of him (from The Book of The Dead(i couldn't actually find the original thing in English) :

За да се превърнеш в бог Себек:

"Аз бог Себек съм с цялата си сила,
необуздан и груб.
Аз също съм на Хор рибата велика,
Кем-Ур която обитава.
Аз господар съм ... в тайното светилище"

In some sort of translation:

To turn into god Sobek

I god Sobek and with all my might
untamed and rough.
I am also Hor's great fish, (doesn't make any sense any way i read it in nay language)
which inhabits Ker-Um.
I master am ... in the secret temple.

Well the temple part sounds a bit familiar but it could just be a random coincidence.

Here are two more quotes i found about Sobek:

I am Sobek, who dwelleth amid his terrors. I am Sobek, and I seize [my prey] like a ravening beast. I am the great Fish which is in Kamui. I am the Lord to whom bowings and prostrations are made in Sekhem. And the Osiris Ani is the lord to whom bowings and prostrations are made in Sekhem.


Those who do away utterly sins and offences, and who are in the following of the goddess Hetepsekhus, are the god Sobek and his associates who dwell in the water. The goddess Hetepsekhus is the Eye of Ra.

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2009, 09:12:35 AM »
I'd be careful using Wikipedia as your confirmed Lost source.
http://www.appscout.com/2009/05/fake_wikipedia_quote_makes_way.php

I have a professor who will not allow us to use Wiki as a reference-lol

Anyway, I agree I believe it is Tawaret.
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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2009, 09:14:17 AM »
I'd be careful using Wikipedia as your confirmed Lost source.
http://www.appscout.com/2009/05/fake_wikipedia_quote_makes_way.php

I have a professor who will not allow us to use Wiki as a reference-lol
Bleh anyone can edit wikipedia...duh!...btw that Trivia thing isn't wiki-like and was added like 1-2 hours ago MAX

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2009, 09:17:26 AM »
Precisely what I was saying.

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2009, 09:18:09 AM »
Has anyone considered that it may be both? Taweret was said to have a crocodile on her back which later became Sobek. The statue could be representing both of them.

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2009, 10:36:05 AM »
Why does it absolutely have to be an existing Egyptian god ? Might have been the local population idolizing their own God ?

Anyway, I vote Sobek, definitely a crocodile, just look at the teeth, ain't no hippo.

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2009, 10:48:48 AM »
It seems more like taweret, especially with the flat top hair, but the body is definitely more like sobek

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2009, 03:50:30 PM »
hopefully someone asks them at comic con, cause in the podcast they said that by the end of this season we would have enough info to discern who the statue actually was, so they just need to come out and say one way or another, I still vote for taweret, because of everything but the teeth, that is the only thing that throws me off.

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2009, 03:55:37 PM »
You budding Egyptologists can duke this out.  Tell me, who has no interest in this whatsoever, what the distinction between the different gods would be.  THAT I care about.

Thanks.  :)

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2009, 04:20:35 PM »
Hooray for Sobek!

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2009, 04:22:35 PM »
What does that mean G&R?

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2009, 04:23:38 PM »
Hell if I know, friend.

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2009, 04:25:45 PM »
If it is Sobek, what the hell would a statue of the crocodile god signify? There are no crocodiles on the island. There is, however, a birthing problem... Taweret is, what? the goddess of fertility? Oh, I think I heard something about that on the show before...

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Re: So what is the statue?
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2009, 04:29:57 PM »
I still think it's Tawaret, it's still too hard to say for sure and an argument can be made for Sobek, but the the back and face look more similar to Tawaret to me and the pics on the home page make me even more sure.