Season: 2, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A
U.S. Soldier No. 2 served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm.
2×14 – One of Them
He was a member of Sgt. Buccelli’s squad who captured Sayid & Tariq in Kuwait.
During Sayid’s torture of Tariq for information on the U.S. Pilot, U.S. Soldier No. 1 & 2 stood guard outside the room. He opened the door for Sayid and witnessed as he returned Inman’s torture box and told him of the Pilot’s fate.
Later, U.S. Soldier No. 2 was sitting next to Sayid during the ride in the military transport (along with U.S. Soldier No. 1, Sam Austen, Sgt. Tony Buccelli and Kelvin Inman) when they were transported him to the middle of the desert where he is dropped off. After exiting the tranport he brought Sayid to Inman and stood guard while Inman released him. (“One of Them”)
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In Greek Mythology, Phobos (“fear” or “terror”) is the personification of horror. He is the offspring of Ares and Aphrodite. He was known for accompanying Ares into battle along with his brother, Deimos, the goddess Enyo, and his father’s attendants. Timor is his Roman equivalent. Considering the accounts in Greek mythology, Phobos is more of a personification of the fear brought by war and does not appear as an actual character in any mythology.
This can be seen in Hesiod’s Theogony, “Also Kytherea Aphrodite bare to Ares the shield piercer Phobos…” (Atsma). Phobos’ genealogy is shown below:
Zeus – Grandfather (Both Sides)
Hera – Grandmother (Ares’s Mother)
Ares – Father
Aphrodite – Mother
Deimos – (Twin) Brother
Anteros – Brother
Harmonia – Sister
Himeros – Brother
Adrestia – Sister
Eros – Brother
Enyo – Aunt
Those who worshipped Phobos often made bloody sacrifices in his name. In Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus, the seven warriors slaughter a bull over a black shield and then “touching the bull’s gore with their hands they swore an oath by … Phobos who delights in blood…”(Atsma). Ares’s son, Kyknos, “beheaded strangers who came along in order to build a temple to Phobos (fear) from the skulls.” (Atsma).
Hesiod depicts Phobos on the shield of Heracles as “…staring backwards with eyes that glowed with fire. His mouth was full of teeth in a white row, fearful and daunting…” (Atsma) and again later during a war scene as being “…eager to plunge amidst the fighting men,” (Atsma).
Phobos is often depicted as having a lion’s or lion-like head. This can be seen in Description of Greece by Pausanias, “On the shield of Agamemnon is Phobos (Fear), who head is a lion’s…” (Atsma).
According to Plutarch, Alexander the Great offered sacrifices to Phobos on the eve of the Battle of Gaugamela. This was believed by Mary Renault to be part of Alexander’s psychological warfare campaign against Darius III. Darius fled from the field of Gaugamela, which makes Alexander’s praying to Phobos (in all probability asking him to fill Darius with fear) seem successful as a tactic.