Jin’s Mother

Season: 3, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A


Jin’s mother was a prostitute in Namhae, South Korea.

Fertility (Water)



Sun (Fire)


3×18 – D.O.C.


Soon after Jin’s marriage to Sun-Hwa Kwon, she blackmailed Sun by threatening to reveal shameful secrets about Jin’s parentage. She tells Sun that Jin’s father (whom Jin had told Sun had died) was actually alive and was a poor fisherman, and she then told Sun that Jin’s mother was a prostitute. She proceeded to ask for one-hundred thousand dollars to keep this dishonorable information secret, as its disclosure would bring Jin and the Paik family great shame and dishonor.


Sun agreed to pay off Jin’s mother and brought her the one-hundred thousand dollars in an envelope. Sun then asked her why she didn’t tell her that she was in fact Jin’s mother. Jin’s mother replied that she gave birth to him but she was not his mother. Sun then threatened to have her killed if she was ever heard from again. (“D.O.C.”)

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Decoded Family Members & Lovers

Mr Kwon (Ex-Lover)

Jin-Soo Kwon (Son)

Sun-Hwa Kwon

Ji Yeon Kwon

Decoded Season 1 & 3 Characters

Woo-Jung Paik

Jack Shephard

Ethan Rom

Juliet Burke

Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

3x18 "D.O.C"

Wiki Info

There are several characters in Greek mythology by the name Coronis. These include:

  • Coronis (“crow” or “raven”), daughter of Phlegyas, King of the Lapiths, was one of Apollo‘s lovers. While Apollo was away, Coronis, already pregnant with Asclepius, fell in love with Ischys, son of Elatus. A white crow which Apollo had left to guard her informed him of the affair and Apollo, enraged that the bird had not pecked out Ischys’ eyes as soon as he approached Coronis, flung a curse upon it so furious that it scorched its feathers, which is why all crows are black. Apollo sent his sister, Artemis, to kill Coronis because he could not bring himself to. Afterward Apollo, feeling dejected, only regained his presence of mind when Coronis’ body was already aflame on a funeral pyre. Upon a sign from Apollo, Hermes cut the unborn child out of her womb and gave it to the centaur Chiron to raise. Hermes then brought her soul to Tartarus.
  • Coronis was the daughter of King Coronaeus of Phocis, she fled from Poseidon and was changed into a crow by Athena.
  • Coronis was one of the Hyades.
  • Coronis was a Maenad who was raped by Butes of Thrace. Dionysus made the offender throw himself down a well.


HYADES (The Rainy Ones)

In Greek mythology, the Hyades (“the rainy ones”), are a sisterhood of nymphs that bring rain.

The Hyades were daughters of Atlas (by either Pleione or Aethra, one of the Oceanides) and sisters of Hyas in most tellings, although one version gives their parents as Hyas and Boeotia. The Hyades are sisters to the Pleiades and the Hesperides.

The main myth concerning them is envisioned to account for their collective name and to provide an etiology for their weepy raininess: Hyas was killed in a hunting accident and the Hyades wept from their grief. They were changed into a cluster of stars, the Hyades set in the head of Taurus.

Their number varies from three of the earliest sources to fifteen of the late ones. The names are also variable, according to the mythographer, and include:

  • Aesyle or Phaesyle
  • Ambrosia
  • Cleeia
  • Coronis
  • Eudora
  • Pedile
  • Phaeo or Phaeote
  • Phyto
  • Polyxo 

Servius gives a set of five names that doesn’t match any other known lists: Pytho, Synecho, Baccho, Cardie, Niseis.

Additionally, Thyone and Prodice were supposed to be daughters of Hyas by Aethra, and have been added to the group of stars.

The Greeks believed that the heliacal rising and setting of the Hyades star cluster were always attended with rain, hence the association of the Hyades (sisters of Hyas) and the Hyades (daughters of ocean) with the constellation of the Hyades (rainy ones).

The Hyades are also thought to have been the tutors of Dionysus, in some tellings of the latter’s infancy, and as such are equated with the Nysiads, the nymphs who are also believed to have cared for Dionysus, as well as with other reputed nurses of the god – the Lamides, the Dodonides and the nymphs of Naxos. Some sources relate that they were subject to aging, but Dionysus, to express his gratitude for having raised him, asked Medea to restore their youth.


Mythological Family Members & Associated Deities

ATLAS (Father)

PLEIONE (Mother)

APOLLO (Lover)








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