Season: 3, Episodes: 3, Faction: The Others
Bonnie was a member of the Others, secretly assigned to the Looking Glass station by Ben, with the rest of the Others believing that she and Greta were on an assignment in Canada.
3×21 – Greatest Hits
When Charlie entered the Looking Glass, she and Greta held him at gunpoint and then tied him up. (“Greatest Hits”)
In an attempt to get information from him, Bonnie repeatedly hit Charlie, and even threatened to shoot him with a spear gun. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 1”)
When Mikhail arrived at the station, it was revealed that Greta and Bonnie were guarding the Looking Glass to make sure that any transmissions leaving the island were jammed. Mikhail questioned Bonnie as to why she was doing this and she stated that she was following orders, saying that she doesn’t question orders because if she did, everything that she worked for would just fall apart. Ben didn’t want to risk Greta or Bonnie ever divulging this information to any of the Others and so ordered Mikhail to kill them both. After Greta was shot and killed by Mikhail, Bonnie attempted to run away but was fatally shot in the back.
To spite Ben, she gave Charlie the code to deactivate the jamming signal, just before she passed away. Charlie or Desmond respectfully covered her dead body with a blanket. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 2”)
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Mehet-Weret’s name literally means ‘Great Flood’ or ‘Great Swimmer’, and she embodies the celestial waters navigated by the heavenly bodies, for Egyptians saw the upper atmosphere and the heavens as a body of water with the horizons as its banks. Mehet-Weret is usually depicted as a cow, with the solar disk between her horns, lying on a reed mat or atop a shrine, with a blanket draped across her back and other marks of divinity (e.g. a flail), but also as a cow-headed woman. Spell 17 of the Book of the Dead describes Re as being born each day “from between the buttocks of Mehet-Weret,” and Mehet-Weret is also said to lift Re up between her horns. Mehet-Weret is also mentioned in plural form, as the “Celestial Cattle” which are referred to in CT spell 407, for “knowing the seven knots of the Celestial Cattle,” the ‘knots’ in question perhaps being knots in a rope mooring the netherworld ferry-boat which are identified with seven cattle addressed one by one in the spell, perhaps so as to untie the ‘knots’ and release the boat. These ‘knots’ (thesu) may be understood as a herd of celestial cattle descending from Mehet-Weret, and also as certain celestial potencies, in accord with the wide semantic range of words based on the root thes- in Egyptian, for instance ‘vertebra’, in light of a passage in spell 407 reading “O you seven knots of the Celestial Cattle … may you grant supports for my bones…”, and also ‘speeches’, the seven stages in the ordering of the cosmos brought about by the words of a demiurge, the range of possible interpretations of the term corresponding to an inherent flexibility in Egyptian cosmogony. Elsewhere these seven ‘speeches’ are characterized as divine beings devoted to the protection of Mehet-Weret (Esna, vol. 5, p. 268). In CT spell 691, appeal is made to a “Falcon rising from the Abyss, lord of the celestial cattle,” who are at first referred to as Mehet-Weret in plural form and later in the spell referred to as seven ‘knots’. The ‘knots’/cattle are here wrathful deities who, if properly grasped – “May you know me even as I know you, may you know my name even as I know your names” – can nevertheless be beneficent, both after death and during life: ” May you assign me to the life which is in your hands and the dominion which is in your grasp, may you destine me to annual life,” – perhaps a reference to the annual birth of the calves? – “may he [possibly the Falcon mentioned above] cause many years to be added to my years of life … many months … many days … many nights … until I depart.” Mehet-Weret’s own demiurgic activity consists in giving birth to Re and lifting him up between her horns, this latter act sometimes characterized as having saved him from his rebellious subjects; the more abstract aspects of the cosmogony associated with Mehet-Weret are typically accorded to Neith, with whom Mehet-Weret is closely linked.
Mehet-Weret was a cow goddess of the sky. Her name means “great flood”. In the age of the Pyramids, Mehet-Weret represented the waterway in the heavens, sailed upon by both the sun god and the king. She is also a manifestation of the primeval waters, and so is sometimes considered as the “Mother of Re“. From vignettes in the New Kingdom funerary papyri the goddess is pictured as a cow lying on a reed mat with a sun disk between her horns.
An alternate name for Hathor, which persisted for 3,000 years, was Mehturt (also spelt Mehurt, Mehet-Weren’t, and Mehet-uret), meaning ‘great flood, a direct reference to her being the milky way. The Milky Way was seen as a waterway in the heavens, sailed upon by both the sun deity and the moon, leading the ancient Egyptians to describe it as The Nile in the Sky. Due to this, and the name mehturt, she was identified as responsible for the yearly inundation of the Nile. Another consequence of this name is that she was seen as a herald of imminent birth, as when the amniotic sac breaks and floods its waters, it is a medical indicator that the child is due to be born extremely soon.