Ivan

Season: 2-3, Episodes: 10, Faction: The Others

Overview

Ivan was a minor Other who had medical training, as he helped with part of Ben’s surgery. Ivan was credited as a character in some episodes, while in others he appeared as a part of the background cast.

Fertility (Earth)

Fertility (Vegetation)

Protection

Healing

Days 54-67

2×22 – Three Minutes

   

Ivan was first seen at the Others decoy village, when Michael was first captured. (“Three Minutes”)

2×23 – Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1

   

Ivan was seen escorting Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley to the Pala Ferry. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1”)

Days 68-90

3×01 – A Tale of Two Cities

   

A day later Ivan worked at the Hydra Island. At the Hydra, Ivan escorted Kate to her breakfast with Ben, Tom, and several Others.

   

He later helped Tom carry Sawyer back to his cage after his escape attempt had failed. (“A Tale of Two Cities”)

3×02 – The Glass Ballerina

Ivan was later part of Colleen’s strike team raiding the survivors’ sailboat. After Sun shot Colleen on board, he tried to shoot her, but missed. (“The Glass Ballerina”)

3×06 – I Do

   

Ivan was also part of Ben’s surgery. In an attempt to take control over the Others, Jack hurt Ben during the surgery, and knocked Ivan down. (“I Do”)

3×07 – Not in Portland

   

As Ivan recovered, he was sent by Juliet to find Danny and go after Kate and Sawyer, who escaped their cages. He found Danny and Jason in the prisoners’ cages, wounded and furious. The three caught up with the fugitives on the beach, but failed to catch them, as they were hiding with Alex in her hideout. They continued their chase to the part of the Hydra compound, where they found Aldo on the floor, informing them that Kate, Sawyer, and Alex have been here and freed a prisoner. Danny continued the chase on his own. (“Not in Portland”)

3×09 – Stranger in a Strange Land

   

Ivan was seen, as a surgeon, when Jack enters the surgery room to tell Ben that he will save him if Juliet gets to live. (“Stranger in a Strange Land”)

3×21 – Greatest Hits

Ivan was later seen preparing to depart the second camp with Ryan Pryce. (“Greatest Hits”)

3×22 – Through the Looking Glass, Part 1

   

Ivan was one of Pryce’s “ten best men” who took part in the raid on the castaways’ camp. Ivan perished in the subsequent explosion of a tent. He is later mentioned by Tom that he was killed in an explosion at the beach camp. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 1”)

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Associated DHARMA Stations

Decoded Season 1 Characters

Tom Friendly

Kate Austen

James Sawyer

Sun-Hwa Kwon

Jack Shephard

Decoded Season 2 Characters

Benjamin Linus

Danny Pickett

Matthew

Decoded Season 3 Characters

Ryan Pryce

Jason

Luke

Diane

Colleen Pickett

Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

3x01 "A Tale Of Two Cities"

3x06 "I Do"

3x07 "Not In Portland"

3x09 "Stranger In A Strange Land"









(Horon) Hauron is a Canaanite God imported into Egypt under the character of a divine herdsman; hence a spell “to be cast over the field,” (no. 83 in Borghouts) asserts to any predators who would attack the herd that “Hauron has waived your threats,” invoking him as “the victorious herdsman” who can turn the wild animals aside, directing them to feed instead “on the desert animals.” Hauron is generally depicted anthropomorphically, bearing arms, but sometimes as a falcon. A settlement of Canaanite or Syrian laborers near the Great Sphinx at Giza identified the latter with Hauron, and a temple of Hauron was constructed nearby, but Hauron belongs properly to the Canaanite pantheon.

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Further Info

Haurun was an earth-god of Canaan identified most importantly in Egypt with the Great Sphinx at Giza.

Haurun is attested as a name in Egypt for over 1200 years from 1900 BC when he occurs in the name of a foreign prince whom the Egyptians ceremonially curse.

It is likely that a settlement of Canaanite-Syrian workers near the Sphinx in the New Kingdom made the initial analogy between the guardian figure of Khephren carved over a thousand years earlier, and Haurun. Possibly from its position on the western desert looking towards the rising sun, reinterpreted by this time as the sun-god Harmachis, the Sphinx suggested to the foreign artisans the god Haurun viewing the “City of the East” which Canaanite legend has him founding. A temple to this god, the “House of Haurun” as it was called, was constructed in front of the Sphinx.

Haurun also figures in a magical spell against the dangers of wild animals such as lions or ferocious dogs; he provides the protection under his epithet “the victorious herdsman”. There is an inherent contradiction (or dualism) in his character since his role as a healing god in Egypt must be balanced against his action as a god of doom in the Canaanite myth where Haurun is responsible for planting a “tree of death”.

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