Season: Via Domus, Episodes: 2, Faction: N/A
Zoran Savo is the main antagonist in the video game Lost: Via Domus.
Savo was born on May 3, 1952. Savo graduated from Whitney University in 1973. After completing his PhD in Neurological DNA, he moved to America to study prebiotic chemistry. In 1988 he joined Alvar Hanso’s group at the Laboratoire de Biologie Neurologique in Paris where he studied genetics of the human brain. In 1992, Savo was appointed the first President of the Chenchey Institute of Research. Because of his institutes’s humanitarian work, he has been named an International Union (IU) Goodwill Ambassador of Peace and Tolerance. He is on a diplomatic mission to Sydney to promote a human rights amendment to the IU Charter of Rights signed by over 50 nations.
In truth, he has been in contact with the Hanso Foundation, specifically with one of its members, Thomas Mittelwerk. He has made a deal with Mittelwerk to purchase Sarin gas from the foundation, to be used in ESP experiments he will be conducting. Elliott and Lisa are on to him, but Elliott tips off Savo’s body guards about Lisa in order to cause a distraction, gaining him access to Savo’s meeting with Mittelwerk. Upon being notified of Lisa by his bodyguard, Savo has her brought to him, and he executes her. Elliott manages to take a picture of this murder, but Savo sees him and orders Beady Eyes to chase after him.
A letter was found by Elliott Maslow in Rico’s Pawn Shop. The letter was from Thomas Mittelwerk to the Hanso Foundation Board of Directors. It read:
- To the Board of Directors, Hanso Foundation, I’m pleased to announce the commencement of Phase 2 of the Chenchey Project. We will now begin to explore the human brain in ways never before imagined. The results will no doubt astound. I thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm. Warmest Regards, TM.
While aboard Oceanic Flight 815, Elliott Maslow found a magazine with a front page article about Savo. It read:
“ SAVO WINS HUMANITAS AWARD
August 7th, 2004 – Zoran Savo, President of the Chenchey Institute of Research, has been awarded the International Union Humanitas Award in recognition of his considerable contributions to brain pattern research. Savo, currently on a speaking tour in Australia, announced he was “shocked and delighted” by the recognition.”
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In Greek mythology, Erebus also Erebos (“deep darkness, shadow”), was the son of a primordial god, Chaos, and represented the personification of darkness and shadow, which filled in all the corners and crannies of the world. His name is used interchangeably with Tartarus and Hades since Erebus is often thought of as part of the underworld. Erebus married his sister Nyx (goddess of the night) and their children include: Aether (god of sky), Hemera (goddess of day), the Moirai (Fates).
The perceived meaning of Erebus is “darkness”; the first recorded instance of it was “place of darkness between earth and Hades”. Hebrew עֶרֶב (ˤerev) ‘sunset, evening’ is sometimes cited as a source, or alternatively it is attributed to a PIE root *h₁regʷ- ‘to be dark’, however note also related Greek ἐρεμνός (eremnós) ‘darkness’ with -m-.
According to Hesiod’s Theogony, Erebus was born the son of Chaos and darkness itself, without intercourse, and brother to Nyx. Chaos’ other children were Eros, Tartarus, and Gaia. Eventually Nyx and Erebus courted and gave birth to Hemera (goddess of day), Aether (god of sky), Cer (goddess of death), Oneiroi (god of dreams), as well as Hypnos (god of sleep), Thanatos (god of death), Momus (god of criticism), Nemesis (goddess of revenge), the Hesperides (guardians of the golden apples), and Charon, the ferryman.
According to Hyginus (c. AD 1), Erebus was also the father of Geras (god of old age).
Some accounts attest that Erebus is the father of the Moirai with Nyx as well.
Erebus as a mythological place
Erebus was later depicted as a material region, the upper half of Hades, the underworld. It was where the dead had to pass immediately after dying. Charon ferried the souls of the dead across the river Acheron, or in later texts the river Styx, upon which they entered the land of the dead.