Season: 3, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A
Sherry is a young woman who was involved romantically with Juliet’s former husband, Edmund Burke prior to Juliet’s arrival on the island.
3×07 – Not in Portland
Sherry first met Juliet inside a darkened research lab, after a brief conversation Edmund told Juliet to leave and to turn off the lights. She was hired as a research assistant by Burke for his lab, Miami Central University Medical Research Laboratory, where she worked alongside Juliet. (“Not in Portland”)
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The Egyptians believed that before the world was formed, there was a watery mass of dark, directionless chaos. In this chaos lived the Ogdoad of Khmunu (Hermopolis), four frog gods and four snake goddesses of chaos. These deities were Nun and Naunet (water), Amun and Amaunet (invisibility), Heh and Hauhet (infinity) and Kek and Kauket (darkness). The chaos existed without the light, and thus Kek and Kauket came to represent this darkness. They also symbolized obscurity, the kind of obscurity that went with darkness, and night.
The Ogdoad were the original great gods of Iunu (On, Heliopolis) where they were thought to have helped with creation, then died and retired to the land of the dead where they continued to make the Nile flow and the sun rise every day. Because of this aspect of the eight, Budge believe that Kek and Kauket were once deities linked to Khnum and Satet, to Hapy – Nile gods of Abu (Elephantine). He also believed that Kek may have also been linked to Sobek.
The feminine of the god Kek, Kauket (Keket) was a much more obscure goddess than her husband. She was a snake-headed woman who ruled over the darkness with her husband. Her name also meant darkness, as did her husband’s name, but with a feminine ending.
O you eight chaos gods, keepers of the chambers of the sky…The bnbn [phoenix] of Ra was that from which Atum came to be as … Kek, darkness… I am the one who begot the chaos gods again, as Heh, Nun, Amun, Kek. I am Shu who begot the gods.
— Coffin Text, Spell 76
Kauket was the feminine to Kek’s masculine, more of a representation of duality than an actual goddess, so she was even less of a deity than Kek, and much more of an abstract.
She was, though, also related to the day – she was the “bringer-in of the night”. This seems to show her to be the goddess of the night, just after sunset. The goddess of the the hours of the evening, as night covered Egypt, and the sun had disappeared. This was the twilight which turned into the darkness of night.
Kuk (also spelled as Keku) is the deification of the primordial concept of darkness in Egyptian mythology. In the Ogdoadcosmogony, his name meant darkness. As a concept, Kuk was viewed as androgynous, his female form being known as Kauket (also spelled as Keket), which is simply the female form of the word Kuk. Like all 4 dualistic concepts in the Ogdoad, Kuk’s male form was depicted as a frog, or as a frog-headed man, and the female form as a snake, or a snake-headed woman. As a symbol of darkness, Kuk also represented obscurity and the unknown, and thus chaos. Also, Kuk was seen as that which occurred before light, thus was known as the bringer-in of light.