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Tito Reyes was Hurley’s grandfather.
1×18 – Numbers
He worked 3 jobs in 52 years of his 70-year life. Hurley referred to him as “the greatest guy I know”. Hurley’s lottery winnings were going to allow Tito to retire. He collapsed and died of a heart attack during Hurley’s press conference after Hurley won the lottery. It was Tito’s death that began a series of unfortunate events that first led Hurley to believe he was afflicted by a curse associated with his use of the Numbers to win the lottery. (“Numbers”)
6×12 – Everybody Loves Hugo
Hurley’s mother sets her son up on a date with one of Tito’s neighbors, Rosalita.
Archie Ahuna was listed in the press release as playing Tito in “Everybody Loves Hugo”, but he did not appear in the final episode. It is likely he appeared in a deleted flash-sideways sequence.
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Zephyrus, or just Zephyr (“the west wind”), in Latin Favonius, is the Greek god of the west wind. The gentlest of the winds, Zephyrus is known as the fructifying wind, the messenger of spring. It was thought that Zephyrus lived in a cave in Thrace.
Zephyrus was reported as having several wives in different stories. He was said to be the husband of his sister Iris, the goddess of the rainbow. He abducted another of his sisters, the goddess Chloris, and gave her the domain of flowers. With Chloris, he fathered Carpus (“fruit”). He is said to have vied for Chloris’s love with his brother Boreas, eventually winning her devotion. Additionally, with yet another sister and lover, the harpy Podarge (also known as Celaeno), Zephyrus was said to be the father of Balius and Xanthus, Achilles’ horses.
One of the surviving myths in which Zephyrus features most prominently is that of Hyacinth. Hyacinth was a very handsome and athletic Spartan prince. Zephyrus fell in love with him and courted him, and so did Apollo. The two competed for the boy’s love, but he chose Apollo, driving Zephyrus mad with jealousy. Later, catching Apollo and Hyacinth throwing a discus, Zephyrus blew a gust of wind at them, striking the boy in the head with the falling discus. When Hyacinth died, Apollo created the hyacinth flower from his blood.
In the story of Cupid and Psyche, Zephyrus served Cupid by transporting Psyche to his cave.
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.