Season: 1, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A
Rick Romer was a travel agent for Melbourne Walkabout Tours.
1×04 – Walkabout
He denied Locke’s admission to the walkabout due to his paralysis, but offered to put Locke on a plane back to Sydney. Rick had a large model plane in the background of his office. (“Walkabout”)
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Rick Romer’s Vision of Astrology
1×08 – Confidence Man | 3×15 – Left Behind
Claire is seen reading Rick Romer’s Vision of Astrology in the episodes “Confidence Man” and “Left Behind”. This book seems to be a meta-fictional book prop, created for use in the Lost universe. It is established early in the series that Claire is strongly interested in astrology. The book’s author is the name of the travel agent in “Walkabout”.
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In Greek mythology, Astraeus or Astraeos was an astrological deity and the Titan-god of the dusk. In Hesiod’s Theogony and in the Bibliotheca, Astraeus is a second-generation Titan, descended from Crius and Eurybia. However, Hyginus wrote that he was descended directly from Tartarus and Gaia, and referred to him as one of the Gigantes. Appropriately, as god of the dusk, Astraeus married Eos, goddess of the dawn. Together as nightfall and daybreak they produced many children who are associated with what occurs in the sky during twilight. They had many sons, the four Anemoi (“Winds”): Boreas, Notus, Eurus, and Zephyrus, and the five Astra Planeta (“Wandering Stars”, i.e. planets): Phainon (Saturn), Phaethon (Jupiter), Pyroeis (Mars), Eosphoros/Hesperos (Venus), and Stilbon (Mercury). A few sources mention one daughter, Astraea (“stars”, fem. personification. Sometimes: “justice”), but most writers considered Astraea the child of Zeus and Themis. He is sometimes associated with Aeolus, the Keeper of the Winds, since winds often swell up around dusk.