Season: 1, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A
Ken Halperin was Hurley’s accountant/money manager.
1×18 – Numbers
He informed Hurley that all his stocks were up, his interest in orange futures skyrocketed after tropical storms hit Florida and that he was a majority shareholder in a box company in Tustin, CA. He also told Hurley that his sneaker factory in Canada was destroyed in a fire, killing 8 people and that he would receive a generous settlement after his false arrest by the LAPD.
After Halperin asked him where he got the lottery numbers, Hurley realized it was the numbers that were cursed, not the money. Shortly afterwards Hurley witnessed a man fall past the window behind Ken, appearing to be committing suicide. (“Numbers”)
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Eurus was the Greek deity representing the unlucky east wind. He was thought to bring warmth and rain, and his symbol was an inverted vase, spilling water.
His Roman counterpart was Vulturnus (not to be confused with Volturnus, a tribal river-god who later became a Roman deity of the River Tiber).
ANEMOI (Greek Wind Gods)
In Greek mythology, the Anemoi (“winds”) were Greek wind gods who were each ascribed a cardinal direction from which their respective winds came (see Classical compass winds), and were each associated with various seasons and weather conditions. They were sometimes represented as mere gusts of wind, at other times were personified as winged men, and at still other times were depicted as horses kept in the stables of the storm god Aeolus, who provided Odysseus with the Anemoi in the Odyssey. Astraeus, the astrological deity sometimes associated with Aeolus, and Eos, the goddess of the dawn, were the parents of the Anemoi, according to the Greek poet Hesiod.
The four chief Anemoi
- Boreas was the north wind and bringer of cold winter air
- Notus was the south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn
- Zephyrus was the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes
- Eurus was the east wind, and was not associated with any of the three Greek seasons, and is the only one of these four Anemoi not mentioned in Hesiod’s Theogony or in the Orphic Hymns.
Anemoi Thuellai (“Tempest-Winds”)
Four lesser wind deities appear in a few ancient sources, such as at the Tower of the Winds in Athens. Originally, as attested in Hesiod and Homer, these four minor Anemoi were the Anemoi Thuellai (“Tempest-Winds”), wicked and violent daemons (spirits) created by the monster Typhon, and male counterparts to the harpies, who were also called thuellai. These were the winds held in Aeolus’s stables; the other four, “heavenly” Anemoi were not kept locked up. However, later writers confused and conflated the two groups of Anemoi, and the distinction was largely forgotten.
The four lesser Anemoi were sometimes referenced and represent:
The deities equivalent to the Anemoi in Roman mythology were the Venti (in Latin, “winds”). These gods had different names, but were otherwise very similar to their Greek counterparts, borrowing their attributes and being frequently conflated with them.