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.