Hieroglyphics on the Poster for the Final Season of LOST Explained

     October 29, 2009


Just as a heads-up, if you’re not caught up with “Lost” through the end of Season 5, you may want to stop reading.

“Lost” is not in the habit of giving its followers a straight audience.  To paraphrase a good friend of mine, “It’s a little odd you have to use Wikipedia to understand the show.”  Most “Lost” viewers were unable to decipher the heiroglyphics on the poster for “Lost’s” final season, but now their has been revealed and they offer a very cool interpretation.  It’s even cooler when you notice a small detail at the top of the poster.  Hit the jump to move one step closer to the answers we’ve all been waiting for.

Popular Mechanics spoke with Dr. James Allen, Dr. James Allen, Wilbour Professor of Egyptology and Chair of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies at Brown University.  He’s the one who noted that the mysterious four-toed statue revealed at the end of the fifth season was not Anubis as many assumed which is probably why he’s the Wilbour Professor of Egyptology and Chair of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies at Brown University and we’re not.  He noticed that the statue is actually of Taweret, “the half-hippo, half-croc Egyptian goddess who protected mothers and infants.”

When asked about the hieroglyphics on the poster, he said they translated in to “Who is the guide?” or “Who is the leader?”  Well that’s vague but interesting.

But here’s where it gets REALLY interesting.  As someone pointed out to me, check out the poster below and look at the people at the top of the poster.  It looks like it’s every cast member who has ever been on the show.  Now look at the middle of the poster, right above the “F”.  There’s only one person in this line-up who has his back turned.  It’s Locke.

I’m not saying he’s the guide/leader but I’m already excited at what these two pieces of the puzzle could mean for “Lost’s” final season.



Around The Web


Graham Moore and Marc Forster’s Outbreak Drama Gets Series Order at NBC

NBC has set a ten-episode order for the as-yet-untitled series, formerly known as 'Patient Zero,' from the screenwriter of 'The Imitation Game' and the director of 'World War Z'.

Stream This: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Weather Divorce in GRACE AND FRANKIE

"It means 'I fuck your village.'"

GOTHAM Season 2: Harvey Dent Promoted to Series Regular

Nicholas D’Agosto will be back to make an even bigger dent in the series.

Watch: Trevor Noah Tries Out THE DAILY SHOW Chair; Premiere Date Announced

Here's our first look at Noah's "new and sexy" version of 'The Daily Show'.

Watch a 3-Minute Supercut of THE WIRE’s Use of Tautology

Examples: "my name is my name!" and "the king stay the king."

BALLERS: Second Trailer Features Dwayne Johnson Hustling to Sign Star Athletes

"Football has a way of making a man feel invincible."

HALT AND CATCH FIRE Season 2 Trailer: Welcome to Mutiny

The show returns to AMC on Sunday, May 31st at 10pm.

New SENSE8 Character Trailers Reveal the Chosen Ones

Eight strangers, picked to live in a house, to find out what happens when things stop being polite, and start being real: 'Sense8.' Wait …

First FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Footage Featuring Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis

It's mere seconds of footage, but it's better than nothing.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s Jenji Kohan Comments on Binge-Watching Backlash

Perhaps binge-watching is not the way of the future after all, or perhaps it's just not meant for every series; Jenji Kohan, Matthew Weiner, and more weigh in.

Page 1 of 68512345...102030...Last »