Season: 2 & 4, Episodes: 2, Faction: N/A
Mike “Big Mike” Walton is a police officer, and later detective, for the LAPD and the partner of Ana Lucia Cortez before she quit the force.
Ana Lucia’s partner
2×08 – Collision
After being put back on the force by her mother, Teresa Cortez; Ana Lucia was assigned to a patrol car with fellow officer “Big Mike”. Mike told Ana Lucia he heard about Danny breaking up with her, questioning whether she wanted him to “go kick his ass” for her.
Under orders from Ana Lucia’s mother, Mike drove to Westwood, “a nice safe neighborhood”. Ana Lucia was not satisfied, however, and proceeded to respond to a domestic disturbancecall against his wishes. The incident involved a man named Travis who was trying to take a TV Shawna (his apparent girlfriend) claimed was hers. The baby she was holding began crying and Ana pointed her gun at Travis, but was subsequently told by Big Mike to holster her weapon when she did not respond to “Officer Cortez.” Returning back to headquarters, Ana Lucia and her partner began a discussion about her non-compliance; although it was cut short when Ana Lucia found out that Jason McCormack had been caught. (“Collision”)
After the rescue of the Oceanic Six
4×01 – The Beginning of the End
Sometime after working as Ana Lucia’s partner, Big Mike was promoted to detective with the LAPD. After Hurley was arrested following a police pursuit, Big Mike conducted the questioning of Hurley at the police station. He accused Hurley of using his celebrity status as one of the Oceanic 6 as an excuse to break the law. Big Mike told Hurley that his former partner Ana Lucia had been on Oceanic Flight 815, and asked Hurley if he had met her on the plane; Hurley lied and claimed never to have heard of her. Big Mike left the interrogation room to get a doughnut, but returned when he heard Hurley screaming, apparently at nothing (A hallucination of Charlie and water flooding the room). He threatened to re-institutionalize Hurley, prompting Hurley to beg for such an outcome and thank Big Mike. (“The Beginning of the End”)
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Tutu, or Tithoes, in the Hellenized form of the name, is sometimes depicted anthropomorphically but generally as a type of sphinx, with a human head, the body of a lion, a tail in the form of a snake, and often wings. His name possibly means ‘the imaged one’, from tut, ‘image’, and iconographic variation and embellishment is typical for him. As “master of the demons” (Kaper 1991, 64), Tutu is shown standing on, accompanied by or even wearing diverse demons or genii in the form of supplementary crocodile, lion, ram, ibis and/or hawk heads emerging from his chest, neck and/or back; an array of seven such supplementary animal heads is standard. The paws of the sphinx may also be embellished with tiny serpents or scorpions as claws, or may wield knives and/or axes. Sometimes Tutu is escorted by two large cobras. He is frequently depicted facing the viewer, like a small number of other Gods (notably Bes, Bat and Hathor), which may indicate his accessibility. Tutu is considered the son of Neith, but is also associated with Sekhmet, as the leader of her army of genii, “chief of the emissaries of Sekhmet,” (Sauneron 1960, 271f). Tutu was invoked in the defense of Re against Apophis, and generally in any situation in which mastery over demonic forces would be useful (e.g., healing, fertility, physical or psychic protection). Tutu is also master of the agencies of retribution, a concept sometimes personified in late Egyptian thought as Petbe. At the temple of Shenhur near Coptos, Tutu apparently delivered voice oracles. Tutu’s consort is Tapshay.
There is a myth concerning Isis of Koptos in which Isis cuts a lock of her hair in mourning for Osiris. Some scholars have argued, in a rather exotic hypothesis, that Tutu/Tithoês personifies that lock of hair, comparing his name to Coptic jijiôi, “lock of hair” (Yoyotte, BIFAO 55 (1955), pp. 135-8).
A particularly interesting aspect of Tutu is his adoption of many traits of ancient pharaonic royal imagery, even sometimes being designated straightforwardly as “King of Upper and Lower Egypt.” In earlier times, a sphinx looking very much like Tutu had symbolized the royal ka, that is, the spirit of the reigning king (see Barguet 1951). When temples were remodeled during the imperial period, the reigning Roman emperor was depicted performing the standard ritual functions of a pharaoh, but the position of pharaoh was in any genuine sense vacated. Tutu’s popularity dates to this time after Egypt no longer had pharaohs in anything but a purely formal sense. That Tutu stepped into some of the functions of the pharaoh offers insight into how the Egyptian people accorded a spiritual role in their lives to the pharaoh.
Tutu (or Tithoes in Greek) was an Egyptian god worshipped by ordinary people all over Egypt during the late period.
The only known temple dedicated to Tutu is located in ancient Kellis, but reliefs depicting Tutu are seen in other temples, such as the Temple of Kalabsha. Tutus title at the Shenhur temple was found to be “Who comes to the one calling him” Other titles of Tutu are ” Son of Neith,” ” the Lion,” ” Great of Strength,”and ” Master of the demons of Sekhmet and the wandering demons of Bastet“.
His iconography is hybrid consisting of the body of a striding, winged lion, the head of a human, other heads of hawks and crocodiles projecting from the body, and the tail of a serpent. Tutu was son of Neith, who was considered as a ” dangerous goddess” other goddesses in the same aspect were named as Mut, Sekhmet, Nekhbet and Bastet. This meant that Tutu is placed in a position of power over demons. It was his role to slay demons sent out by “dangerous goddesses,” other sons of these goddesses performed the same function. These were Mahes, Khonsu and Nefertem. Originally the protector of tombs, Tutu later guarded the sleeping from danger or bad dreams. Tutu was also regarded for ordinary people to worship, offering and rituals were made on portable alters. Offerings included goose, and bread, and rituals were for protection from demons and bad dreams. Tutu was stated to have given protection from demons, giving longer life and protecting people from the Netherworld