Season: 2-3 & 5, Episodes: 4, Faction: N/A
Cassidy Phillips is a divorcée who fell in love with Sawyer, but was conned by him, and later gave birth to his daughter Clementine. She also became friends with Kate.
2×13 – The Long Con
Cassidy was a recently divorced woman whom Sawyer conned out of a known $600,000. After thwarting his usual routine of “accidentally” dropping the briefcase full of money, she asked him to teach her how to con and they spent the next few months working small scams.
Once she felt confident in her skills, she asked Sawyer to teach her a long con, and offered her own money as capital. The two of them may have been in love; however, Sawyer still took her money, and left her. (“The Long Con”)
3×15 – Left Behind
After her relationship with Sawyer ended, Cassidy set out on the road. While in Iowa, she tried to con people using the techniques she had been taught by Sawyer. Unfortunately, she was not as successful as she hoped. When a man she was trying to con at a service station threatened to call the police, a young lady stepped forward and pretended to buy her fake jewelry to help her out. The woman turned out to be Kate. The two got together for drinks at a local bar where Cassidy promised to help Kate talk to her mother, Diane.
Cassidy first helped Kate by going to Diane’s house disguised as a Bible saleswoman who could easily be mistaken for Kate, so that they could have an idea of how heavily guarded Diane’s house was. After being taken in for questioning and eventually released, Cassidy and Kate decided to take a different approach. While in the diner that Diane worked at, Cassidy spilled some food on Diane, forcing her to go to the bathroom where Kate was waiting to talk to her.
Cassidy told Kate about her affair with Sawyer, but did not mention his name. She told Kate that she was now pregnant with Sawyer’s child. Cassidy said she was considering pressing charges against Sawyer, but wasn’t sure whether to do so. (She did not explain how she planned to find him.) She and Kate then went their separate ways. (“Left Behind”)
3×04 – Every Man for Himself
At some point after that, Cassidy did in fact press charges against Sawyer, and he was convicted of crimes and sent to prison.
While Sawyer was in prison, Cassidy visited him and showed him a picture of a baby girl named Clementine Phillips, whom she claimed was his daughter. Sawyer rejected the notion that he could be her father, but later opened a bank account in Albuquerque, in Clementine’s name, with the earnings from his prison con. (“Every Man for Himself”)
After the rescue of the Oceanic 6 (2005-2007)
5×11 – Whatever Happened, Happened
After Kate returned from the Island, she sought out Cassidy to tell her that Sawyer had been on the Island as well, and that he had remained behind. She then gave Cassidy an envelope full of cash for Clementine, on behalf of Sawyer. Cassidy was shocked to hear about what had happened on the Island, but she also told Kate about why she thought Sawyer had stayed behind; because he couldn’t face a future with Kate. Cassidy became Kate’s confidant, and the two discussed Kate’s relationship with Aaron and came to the conclusion that Kate took Aaron, not to protect him, but because she “needed him”, as how else could she mend her broken heart in the wake of Sawyer leaving her? (“Whatever Happened, Happened”)
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Iabet (Iabtet, Iab, Abet, Abtet, Ab) was the goddess of the Eastern Desert, of fertility and rebirth. She was a personification of the land of the east and was known as Khentet-Iabet (Khentet-abet), ‘Before the East’. She was believed to wash the god Ra, and was linked to the rising of the sun in the east.
The chthonic goddess of the East, Iabet, who is far less important than her counterpart of the West, Amentet, does appear together with her in New Kingdom private tombs, on coffins and sarcophagi, and on funerary papyri in scenes relating to the course of the sun (variants are Isis = Amentet and Nephthys = Iabet). She is virtually absent in royal tombs of the New Kingdom (possibly present in the Amduat, 1st hour).
— Ein ägyptisches Glasperlenspiel, Beiträge Hornung
‘Beauty of Iabet’. Then again, her name may have meant ‘Beautiful One of the East’, with no link to the goddess Iabet. (The Hieroglyph) is used in words relating to ‘east’ or to ‘left’.) It was believed that Iabet had been charged to wash Ra, and thus linked to Kebechet (Kabechet, Kebechet, Kebehut, Kebhut), daughter of Anubis, who was a deity of freshness and purification of the dead through water. At temples throughout Egypt, some of the priests had a special job as part of the daily ritual – that of purifying the temple deity. Using incense to purify the air, the deity was lifted out of his or her shrine, was washed, anointed with oils, dressed in white, green, red and blue cloths and fed. Iabet’s washing of Ra may have been related to a belief in Ra’s morning ritual, similar to the priestly ritual of serving the gods.
The Egyptians personified the cardinal points of the horizon in goddesses that differentiated themselves by the headdress which they wore on the head … She was a celestial goddess, mother and wife of Min who was known as “The Bull of His Mother”, the original title of Ra.
— Iabet, Amigos de la Egiptología
Iabet was thought to be the mother-wife of the god Min, god of the Eastern Desert and fertility. She was also linked to Ra, as the east was the birthplace of the rising sun, who comes back from his nightly travel in the underworld, returning the the land of the living. She was to the goddesses Isis, Nephthys and to Hathor, who took the name Khentet-Iabet. She was sometimes depicted with Amentet, the goddess of the west. Like Amentet, she was a goddess of the desert and of rebirth, and thus fertility. Iabet’s relationship to Min, being thought of as both his mother and his wife, may have come from Min’s title, “The Bull of His Mother”:
What that epithet means is not clear until we examine what happens within a herd of cattle. The dominant bull impregnates all heifers, including his mother! — Family and Sexual Mores in Ancient Egypt, Daniel Kolos There may have been a male version of Iabet. In The Book of the Earth, there are two male deities who are shown to welcome the sun iabtht and amntht. Iabeth may have been the male personification of the east, and maybe a husband or companion of Iabet.
In the Amduat, Iabet is depicted as a woman with her arms by her sides, under the name of Iab
Along with eleven other goddesses, including Nit, Isis, Amentet and Tefnut, the group was known as “Those who give praises to Ra as he passes over Wernes”. Iabet was worshiped in Khent-Min (Panopolis, Akhmim), along with Min. Another goddess, Repyt (Repit), was also considered to be Min’s companion there. Little remains of Khent-Min, but there is a nearby rock chapel of Nakhtmin, First Prophet of Min, dedicated to his god and the local deities.
Iabet (Iabtet, Iab, Abet, Abtet, Ab) is a goddess in Egyptian mythology.
One princess – Nefertiabet – is named after this goddess. Her father was pharaoh Khufu.