Season: 2, Episodes: 1, Faction: Survivors
The “man on beach” (a.k.a. “Male Tailie“) was a tail section survivor of Oceanic Flight 815.
On the Island (Days 1-5)
2×07 – The Other 48 Days
After crashing into the ocean, this man helped Ana Lucia pull a fellow passenger clinging onto a seat to shore. He frantically screamed out to see if anyone had seen his wife, Pam. It is not clear if his wife survived the crash of Oceanic Flight 815.
He died before Day 3, as an appropriate number of survivors had attended Donald’s funeral, but the man wasn’t there. (“The Other 48 Days”)
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In Greek mythology, Oenopion (“wine drinker”, “wine-faced”), son of Theseus or Dionysus and Ariadne, was a legendary king of Chios, which was assigned to him by Rhadamanthys, and was said to have brought winemaking to the island. By the nymph Helice, he had one daughter, called Merope in most sources, but “Haero” in Parthenius. He also had several sons, namely Melas, Talus, Euanthes, Salagus and Athamas, who all sailed with him to Chios from Crete.
The most well known story of Oenopion is the one that deals with him receiving the famous giant hunter Orion as a guest, with Orion’s subsequent attempt to violate his daughter. The story differs somewhat in different ancient sources; what follows is Hesiod’s version. Orion walked to Chios over the Aegean, and Oenopion welcomed him with a banquet; Orion got drunk and assaulted Merope. In revenge, Oenopion stabbed out Orion’s eyes, and then threw him off the island. Hephaestus took pity on the blind Orion and gave him his servant Cedalion as a guide. Cedalion guided him east, where the rising sun restored Orion’s sight. Orion then decided to kill Oenopion, but the Chians had built the king an underground fortress, and Orion couldn’t find him. (Other sources say it was an iron fortress, built by Hephaestus.) Orion then went to Crete.