Season: 4–6, Episodes: 5, Faction: N/A
Kwon Ji Yeon (Hangul: 권지연, Hanja: 權智蓮) is the daughter of Jin and Sun Kwon and was conceived on the Island after the crash of Oceanic Flight 815.
In the flash-sideways, Sun was pregnant with Ji Yeon.
On the Island
2×16 – The Whole Truth
Sun found out she was pregnant using a Widmore Corporation pregnancy test and was shocked, as Jin was sterile before the crash. Jin stated that it was a miracle, but Sun was concerned that the pregnancy was the result of her affair with Jae Lee prior to the crash. (“The Whole Truth”)
3×18 – D.O.C.
On day 87, Juliet took Sun to the Staff and showed her an ultrasound of Ji Yeon, telling her that the baby was conceived on the Island. (“D.O.C.”)
On the mainland
4×07 – Ji Yeon
In summer 2005 (presumably in July, 9 months after her conception in November 2004), Sun gave birth to Ji Yeon in Choogdong Hospital in South Korea. Shortly thereafter, Sun and Hurley took Ji Yeon to visit her father’s grave. According to Hurley, Ji-Yeon looked just like Jin. (“Ji Yeon”)
Three years after the rescue of the Oceanic Six, Sun was in London to confront Charles Widmore. Just prior, Sun spoke on the phone with her mother, who was taking care of Ji Yeon. Sun smiled as Ji Yeon said “Mama. Mama.” (“There’s No Place Like Home, Part 2”)
5×05 – This Place Is Death
Later, while Sun was on the same trip, Ji Yeon again spoke to Sun on the telephone. She exclaimed that she missed her mother and wanted her to come back. She was still in her grandmother’s care at that time. (“This Place Is Death”)
6×10 – The Package
Jin first saw pictures of his daughter when Charles Widmore showed him pictures that were on a digital camera Sun brought on Ajira Air Flight 316. (“The Package”)
6×14 – The Candidate
The later deaths of both Jin and Sun aboard the submarine render Ji Yeon an orphan. (“The Candidate”)
6×17 – The End
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Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character
(Also Anqet, Anket) Anukis is depicted as a woman wearing a crown of ostrich feathers, or in the form of her sacred animal, the gazelle. Mummified gazelles were also dedicated to her at the town of Komir near Esna. The center of her worship, which extended to both sides of the Nubian border, was her sacred island of Sehel at the first cataract of the Nile. The primary aspect of Anukis seems to be the embodiment of the wild beauty of her region, as well as beauty and grace more generally. At Elephantine and Aswan she is worshiped alongside Khnum and Satis, although the relationship she is intended to bear toward them is unclear. Anukis may have been regarded as the daughter of Satis, since Anukis bears the epithets “beloved of her mother” and “favorite of her mother,” but no unambiguous evidence exists of the nature of their relationship. Satis and Anukis are accorded specific functions with respect to the Nile’s inundation, Satis representing the rising of the waters, Anukis their withdrawal, which is the occasion for the sprouting of the seeds; Anukis can also, however, represent the total phenomenon of the inundation herself. Anukis also shares in the traditional function of Satis as protector of Egypt’s southern border against hostile incursions, and as protector of the sacred shrine of Osiris at Biga, where Osiris was entombed by Isis. The interpretation of the name ‘Anukis’ also remains problematic, although it has been suggested that it is related to a verb s-n-k, meaning to suckle, and that Anukis may therefore have been thought of as the pharaoh’s divine wetnurse (Te Velde, “Some Remarks on the Structure of Egyptian Divine Triads,” JEA 57 (1971), p. 85).
Other Names: Anket, Anqet, Anukis.
Patron of: the Nile and its inundation.
Appearance: a woman wearing a crown of reeds and ostrich feathers, often accompanied by a gazelle.
Description: Anuket was most likely an imported goddess from Nubia, and was worshiped as the “nourisher of the fields,” referring to the annual inundation of the Nile that deposited a layer of rich silt on the agricultural areas. She formed a triad with Khenmu and Satis, and in later times was identified with Nephthys. Her name means “embrace” and may refer to the banks of the Nile which yearly would embrace the fields to bring fertility to the land.
Worship: Worshiped throughout Nubia, her Egyptian cult center was at Elephantine.
Anqet (Anket, Anuket, Anjet, Anukis) was an Old Kingdom goddess related to the Nile in the Aswan area. She was ‘She Who Embraces’, a name indicating that she was probably thought to hold the Nile in her arms, and thus was related to the banks of the Nile as well. Originally a daughter of the sun god Ra, she became either the wife or the daughter of Khnum. She was also a goddess of the hunt whose sacred animal was the gazelle.
Anqet was generally depicted as a woman wearing a tall headdress made either of reeds or of ostrich feathers, often holding a sceptre and the ankh symbol. The headdress was probably of Nubian origin. She was, very occasionally, shown in the form of a gazelle. The water goddess’ link to the gazelle was probably because the Egyptians saw these animals always around water. As a huntress, she was probably thought to be fleet of foot and agile like the gazelle.
There is an ostracon on which she is depicted in the form of a gazelle and called ‘Lady of Heaven’ and ‘Mistress of the Gods’.
As ‘She Who Embraces’ she represented the banks of the Nile and the islands in the Aswan area. Her specific islands were Setet Island (Sehel island) and Abu (Elephantine) island. It is probable that she was of Nubian origin and that she was a goddess of everything south of the Egyptian border, but she had been worshiped by the First Cataract since the Old Kingdom. It is to be noted that she was also worshiped throughout northern Nubia, and was not a goddess confined to Egypt itself. Because of this, she was given the title of “Mistress of Nubia”.
Despite being the daughter of Ra, during the New Kingdom she was placed in the Abu triad with Khnum and Satet, as either the daughter or wife of the god. It is probable that she was already linked with the goddess Satet – inscriptions from earlier times had her name along side that of Satet – and when Satet was paired with Khnum, naturally Anqet went with her. Together the three water-related deities were thought to protect the Nile’s cataracts, especially near the First Cataract and the islands in the Aswan area. This was the area that the Egyptians believed was the source of the Nile, where it flowed up from the underworld and into the land of Egypt.
Anqet’s temple on Setet Island was called as “Amen-Hery-Ab” (‘Amen’s Heart is Content’) where she was known as the ‘Lady of Setet Island’. Her temple on Iat-Rek (Philae) island was called “Per-Mer” (‘House of Love’). At “Per-Mer” she was identified with Nephthys due to Satet’s links with the goddess Isis and Khnum’s link with Osiris. However both goddesses were connected with Isis, taking on the attributes of fertile waters as well as being a form of the star Sirius.
Dr Brugsh considered her a personification of the waters of the Nile, and thought that her name signified ‘to surround’, ‘to embrace’ and that it had reference to the embracing and nourishing of the fields by the river.
— Egypt, Myths and Legends, Lewis Spence
The yearly inundation of the Nile could also be linked to her name – the water of the Nile could be seen as ’embracing’ the fields it floods. She was linked to nourishment and fertility, offering life-giving waters to the land.
She was also a nourisher not only of the land, but of the pharaoh as well. She has been shown suckling a young Ramesses, while being described as the ‘Giver of Live, and of All Power, and of All Health, and of All Joy of the Heart’. Probably because of her status as a fertility goddess, she became a goddess of lust in much later periods, and was related to things of a very sexual nature.
Anqet was a goddess of the whole Aswan area – of the islands in the Nile and of the First Cataract – and also a goddess of Nubia – the land to the south of Egypt. She was a goddess of the waters of the Nile, a goddess of fertility, who was thought to embrace the river. Linked to both Ra and Khnum, she was a huntress and a water goddess. She was a protective deity, one who gave life to the pharaoh and the whole land of Egypt.
In Egyptian mythology, Anuket (also spelt Anqet, and in Greek, Anukis) originally was the personification and goddess of the Nile river, in areas such as Elephantine, at the start of the Nile’s journey through Egypt, and in nearby regions of Nubia. Her temple was erected at the Island of Seheil. Since the flooding of the Nile is what nourishes the fields, she gained her name, which means embracer, in the sense of the Nile embracing the fields. Her titles were similarly appropriate to this, including giver of life, nourisher of the fields, and she who shoots forth (in reference to the flooding). The fertility provided by the flooding of the Nile is thought to be the foundation of the long stability of the Ancient Egyptian culture.
Her mother was considered the goddess Satis, a southern war and fertility deity who was the personification of the flooding of the Nile. Satis and the god Khnum, the guardian of the source of the river, became thought of as the complementary deities of the source of the Nile in the Elephantine region, so Anuket, as the river herself, became viewed as their daughter in a triad for that region.
Being the deification of the Nile herself also lead to the two tributaries of the Nile being considered the arms of Anuket. Using symbols originating with her mother, she became associated with the fast moving things to represent the river’s flow, such as arrows and the gazelle, an antelope with a large presence at the banks of the Nile in this region. Thus in art, Anuket often was depicted as a gazelle, or with a gazelle’s head, sometimes having a headdress of feathers (thought by most Egyptologists to be a detail deriving from Nubia).
Ceremonially, when the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold, jewelry, and precious gifts into the river, in thanks for the life-giving water and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility to the goddess. The taboo held in several parts of Egypt, against eating certain fish which were considered sacred, was lifted during this time, suggesting that a fish species of the Nile was a totem for Anuket and that they were consumed as part of the ritual of her major religious festival.