Charlotte Malkin

Season: 2, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A


Charlotte Malkin supposedly drowned but came back to life while Dr. Ian McVay was performing an autopsy. McVay was told that she had spent two hours in the water. She was brought to him “dead”. When he began the autopsy, however, it appeared she came back to life, as documented in an audio recording.

Her mother, Joyce Malkin, claimed that the resurrection was a miracle. According to her, Charlotte drowned in a river, and then woke the next day. Richard Malkin, her father, claimed that his wife was lying to discredit him; Malkin worked as a psychic but admitted to being a fake.

Sun (Fire)



Fertility (Water)

2×21 – ?


Eko, tasked with investigating her mother’s claims, went to see Charlotte, but her father refused to let the two speak to each other.


She stopped Eko at the airport to deliver a message to him from Yemi – she claimed to have seen Yemi while she was “between places”, after the drowning incident. After Eko became angry with Charlotte, Libby interrupted to check if everything was alright. (“?”)

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Decoded Family Members

Richard Malkin (Father)

Joyce Malkin (Mother)

Decoded Season 2 Characters

Mr. Eko

Libby Smith

Dr. Ian McVay

Valerie McTavish

Ana Lucia Cortez



Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

2x21 "?"

Wiki Info

Herse (“dew”) is a figure in Greek mythology, daughter of Cecrops, sister to Aglauros and Pandrosos.

According to Apollodorus, when Hephaestus unsuccessfully attempted to rape Athena, she wiped his semen off her leg with wool and threw it on the ground, impregnating Gaia. Athena wished to make the resulting infant Erichthonius immortal and to raise it, so she gave it to three sisters, Herse, Aglauros and Pandrosos, in a willow basket and warned them to never open it. Aglauros and Herse disobeyed her and opened the basket which contained the infant and future king, Erichthonius, who was somehow mixed or intertwined with a snake. The sight caused Herse and Aglauros to go insane and they jumped to their deaths off the Acropolis. Shrines were constructed for Herse and Aglauros on the Acropolis.

An alternative version of the story is that, while Athena was gone bringing a mountain from Pallena to use in the Acropolis, the sisters, minus Pandrosos again, opened the box with Erichthonius inside. A crow witnessed the opening and flew away to tell Athena, who fell into a rage and dropped the mountain (now Mt. Lykabettos). Once again, Herse and Aglauros went insane and threw themselves to their deaths off the cliffs of the Acropolis. This story supposedly inspired an ancient ritual in Athens: “The Festival of the Dew Carriers” or Arrhephoria.

Some authors, such as Ovid in his Metamorphoses and Ars amatoria, wrote a different end for Herse and Aglauros. Ovid tells in Book two of his Metamorphoses that Erichthonius was born without a mother. Pallas Athena (better known as Athena, Minerva is her Roman name) placed him in a willow basket and told the sisters not to look on the mysteries. Two daughters, Herse and Pandrosos obeyed, but Aglauros looked and saw the child lying next to a great snake. Cornix, the crow, told Athena, who turned her feathers from white to black for her pains. Later in Book 2, Hermes (Mercury in Roman mythology) is in Athens and sees a festival to Athena. He falls in love with Herse and goes to her house to ask for her hand. Aglauros agrees to give Herse his message for the price of gold. Athena sees all of this and goes to the house of Envy and orders the goddess to poison Aglauros. Aglauros, who begins to waste away with jealousy, blocks the passage to Herse’s room and refuses to move. Hermes, angry at Aglauros for breaking her promise, changes her into a black marble statue.

Cephalus is the son of Hermes and Herse who suffers a tragic ending to his happy marriage with Procris.

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Ersa (Herse)

In Greek mythology, Ersa (or Herse “dew”) is the goddess of dew and the daughter of Zeus and Selene (the Moon), sister of Pandia and half-sister to Endymion’s 50 daughters.


Mythological Family Members & Associated Deities

ZEUS (Father)

SELENE (Mother)

HERMES (Consort)


PROCRIS (Daughter-in-law)






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