Season: 2, Episodes: 2, Faction: N/A
Sam Austen was the man Kate believed for many years to be her biological father. He and Kate shared a great bond, and they shared activities with each other. For example they went hunting together, which is how Kate learned her tracking skills. He worked as a Sergeant Major in the US Army, in either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He was romantically involved with Kate’s mom, but the relationship broke down, most likely due to the prolonged occasions where Sam was required to travel.
2×14 – One of Them
Sam also served in Kuwait during Desert Storm. It was during this time that he encountered Sayid and, along with Kelvin, was amongst the soldiers who released him. (“One of Them”)
2×09 – What Kate Did
Years later, Sam was confronted by Kate after she learned he was in fact not her biological father, as he was stationed overseas prior to her conception. However, Sam still loved Kate, no matter if she was his blood kin. Giving her a head start, Sam said his final goodbyes to Kate at his Army recruitment office. (“What Kate Did”)
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A God of southern Nubia unknown in Egypt but depicted in an Egyptianizing style as a lion-headed man, occasionally winged, holding a sceptre with a seated lion on it or as a lion-headed serpent or as a lion, in virtually all cases wearing the elaborate hemhem crown, also called the ‘triple crown’. This crown, whose name means ‘war cry’, consists of three atef crowns or ‘bundles’ mounted on ram’s horns with a uraeus (cobra) on either side, and sometimes additionally with three falcons atop the bundles, each surmounted by a solar disk. The hemhem crown was part of the insignia of the kings of Egypt starting in the Amarna period, and Ptolemaic era kings are frequently depicted wearing it, but it is virtually unknown in Egyptian iconography for a deity to wear this crown (the only exception being Harsomtus). That Apedemak is consistently depicted wearing this crown may therefore indicate that he is to be regarded as embodying the spirit of the Meroitic dynasty. Principally a warrior God, Apedemak can also appear bearing a sheaf of wheat, or in conjunction with solar symbols as indications of the breadth of his providence. Apedemak also appears sometimes riding a lion, and in association with a winged lion who may represent Apedemak himself or a divine agent of his. Apedemak sometimes has the Egyptian Goddess Isis as his consort and Horus as his child.
Apedemak, alt Apademak, was a lion-headed warrior god worshiped in Nubia by Meroitic peoples. A number of Meroitic temples dedicated to Apedemak are known from the Butana region: Naqa, Meroe, and Musawwarat es-Sufra, which seems to be his chief cult place. In the temple of Naqa built by the rulers of Meroe he was depicted as a three-headed leonine god with four arms, but he is also depicted as a single-headed leonine deity.
Apedemak played little role in Egyptian religion, being a product of the Meroitic culture.