Simon Pace

Season: 2-3, Episodes: 2, Faction: N/A


Simon Pace was husband to Megan Pace and the father of Charlie and Liam Pace. He worked as a butcher, and vehemently disapproved of Charlie and Liam’s musical careers.

Water (Fertility)


3×21 – Greatest Hits


Simon was a loving father to both Charlie and Liam, although he was relatively rough in their childhoods. When Charlie never learned how to swim as a child, Simon took it upon himself to teach him how. Charlie was extremely hesitant, but Simon insisted and supported him. Eventually, Charlie jumped in and Simon caught him, just like he said he would. The two rejoiced happily, and Charlie later listed this moment with his father as one of his five favourite memories. (“Greatest Hits”)

2×12 – Fire + Water


In Charlie’s dream sequence, he is seen working as a butcher inside the Pace residence living room, chopping dolls with a cleaver. He insulted Charlie, and put down his dreams of pursuing music. (“Fire + Water”)

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Associated DHARMA Stations

Decoded Family Members

Dexter Stratton (Maternal Grandfather)

Mrs. Pace (Wife)

Charlie Pace (Son)

Liam Pace (Son)

Karen Pace (Daughter-in-law)

Megan Pace (Granddaughter)

Decoded Season 2 Characters

Desmond Hume

Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

2x12 "Fire+Water"

3x21 "Greatest Hits"

Wiki Info

In Greek mythology, Phorcys (also Phorkys), a primordial sea god, generally cited (first in Hesiod) as the son of Pontus and Gaia. According to the Orphic hymns, Phorcys, Cronus and Rhea were the eldest offspring of Oceanus and Tethys. Classical scholar Karl Kerenyi conflated Phorcys with the similar sea gods Nereus and Proteus. His wife was Ceto, and he is most notable in myth for fathering by Ceto a host of monstrous children collectively known as the Phorcydes. In extant Hellenistic-Roman mosaics, Phorcys was depicted as a fish-tailed merman with crab-claw fore-legs and red-spiked skin.

The Phorcydes

Hesiod’s Theogony lists the children of Phorcys and Ceto as Echidna, The Gorgons (Euryale, Stheno, and the famous Medusa), The Graeae (Deino, Enyo, and Pemphredo), and Ladon, also called the Drakon Hesperios (“Hesperian Dragon”, or dragon of the Hesperides). These children tend to be consistent across sources, though Ladon is sometimes cited as a child of Echidna by Typhoeus and therefore Phorcys and Ceto’s grandson.

Apollodorus and Homer refer to Scylla as the daughter of Krataiis, with Apollodorus specifying that she is also Phorcys’s daughter. Apollodorus also refers to Scylla as the daughter of Trienos, implying that Krataiis and Trienos are the same entity. Apollonius cites Scylla as the daughter of Phorcys and a conflated Krataiis-Hekate. Stesichorus refers to Scylla as a daughter of Phorcys and Lamia (potentially translated as “the shark” and referring to Ceto rather than to the mythological Libyan Queen).

The Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius cites Phorcys and Ceto as the parents of The Hesperides, but this assertion is not repeated in other ancient sources.

Homer refers to Thoosa, the mother of Polyphemus, as a daughter of Phorcys.


Mythological Family Members & Associated Greek Deities

PONTUS (Father)

GAIA (Mother)

CRONUS (Brother)

RHEA (Sister)

OCEANUS (Brother)

TETHYS (Sister)

CETO (Wife)


STHENO (Daughter)

EURYALE (Daughter)


MEDUSA (Daughter)





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