Kevin Callis

Season: 3, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A

Overview

Kevin Callis is a Miami-Dade police officer who married Kate. They lived together for roughly six months.

Fertility (Water)

Sun (Fire)

War (Hunting)

3×06 – I Do

Kevin grew up in Florida and was a regular church-goer. He had three brothers and lived with his unnamed father, and Suzanne, his mother.

Relationship with Kate

   

Kate began her relationship with Kevin sometime after she became a fugitive. She made a concerted effort to hide her past from him, even going as far as to claim her name was Monica.

   

Despite this deception, she claimed to love Kevin and wanted to make an effort to settle down. Kate knew she couldn’t stay with him if she remained a fugitive, so she contacted U.S. Marshal Edward Mars in an effort to end his pursuit of her. Mars appeared receptive, but he wanted Kate to promise to stop running, something he then said Kate would never do.

   

Kevin arranged a vacation to Costa Rica six months into their marriage, as he and Kate had not gone on their honeymoon after their wedding. This trip would require a passport for “Monica”, something Kate did not have. This, combined with a recently failed pregnancy test, offered Kate the opportunity to run again.

She drugged Kevin, revealing her crime and her real name to him before he passed out.

His mother, Suzanne, gave Kate a locket just before the wedding. Before she left him, Kate gave Kevin the locket back. (“I Do”)

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Decoded Family Members

Kate Austen (Wife)

Decoded Season 1 Characters

Edward Mars

John Locke

Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

3x06 "I Do"









A Nubian God or else a product of Egyptian and Nubian syncretism, Arensnuphis is almost always depicted anthropomorphically, wearing a crown of plumes, but is depicted at least once (in the Osiris shrine at Philae) in the form of a lion. The name ‘Arensnuphis’ is interpreted as deriving from Iry-hemes-nefer, ‘the good companion’. This interpretation derives from the most significant myth with which Arensnuphis is associated, the myth of the so-called ‘Distant Goddess’, in which a wrathful Goddess depicted as a lioness, most typically Tefnut, is brought from a place in the south, broadly Nubia, to Egypt – in effect, to wherever in a locality these ceremonies were observed – escorted by two male deities, undergoing a transformation through this journey in which she is rendered beneficent. Arensnuphis features, along with Thoth of Pnubs [Thoth of the noubs tree (the zizyphus or jujube)], as the escort of this Goddess in the version of the myth as it is found at Philae and further south. Arensnuphis is also depicted sometimes as a desert hunter, bearing a lasso and water-skin, or with a spear and a slain oryx. Arensnuphis may also be depicted subduing a crocodile.

In the vicinity of Abaton, where one of the ‘tombs’ of Osiris was located, an orgiastic cult centering on Tefnut was celebrated, possibly involving Arensnuphis and celebrating the pacification of the Goddess. This cult was censured at Elephantine in the 2nd century BCE for “profaning the sacred rites of Osiris at his tomb in Abaton,” an event which has been linked to the defacing of a relief of Arensnuphis at the temple of Dendur. In the relief, Arensnuphis is featured with Isis and her son Harpocrates, but his name has been erased and replaced with that of Osiris. Arensnuphis seems to have been incorporated into the milieu of Isis and Osiris as a protector and substitute son. Arensnuphis is also a representative of Nubia for Egyptians, bearing the epithet ‘Beautiful Medjay’, a term which refers to a Nubian people who became clients of the Egyptian state, serving as policemen in the desert regions.

In a spell from the Greek Magical Papyri (PGM XII. 182-89) whose goal is to obtain favor, ‘Arsenophre’ (Arensnuphis) is invoked as “the means to obtain favor for the universe and for the inhabited world. Heaven has become a dancing place for you … Let my outspokenness not leave me. But let every tongue and language listen to me.” This spell evokes the role of Arensnuphis in the myth of the ‘Distant Goddess’ as the one who persuades the Goddess to come with him to Egypt.

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Further Info

Arensnuphis was an anthropomorphic Nubian deity wearing a plumed crown who occurred in southern temples during the Graeco-Roman period, coeval with the Meroitic civilization based around the mid fifth to sixth cataract region of the Nile river. Sometimes he was also represented as a lion.

The Egyptian rendering of his name, which is ‘Ari-hes-nefer’ gives us little indication to his nature, other than being a benign deity. A small kiosk style temple was built in his honor on the island of Philae during the reign of Ptolemy IV Philopator in about 2250 BC. The blocks from the southern enclosure wall show that it was a joint project with the Meroitic King Arqamani (Ergamenes II). However, only the fact that he is a “companion” of the goddess Isis, pre-eminent deity of Philae, can be elucidated from the inscriptions. He is also represented on a wall at the Dendur temple (originally sited above the first cataract of the Nile, now re-erected at the Metropolitan Museum of Att in New York. There, he accompanies the local deified heroes Peteese and Pihor being worshiped by the Roman emperor Augustus.

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Mythological Family Members & Associated Deities

TEFNUT

THOTH

OSIRIS

ISIS

PETEESE & PIHOR


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