Rupa Krishnavani

Season: 5, Episodes: 2, Faction: N/A


Rupa Krishnavani was an Ajira Airways flight attendant aboard Ajira Airways Flight 316.


Darkness (Firmament)


Sun (Fire)

Fertility (Water)

On the mainland

5×06 – 316


She checked the boarding pass and tickets of the passengers as they boarded the plane. A few minutes later, she handed Jack Locke’s suicide note saying that security had found it while processing the coffin prior to it being put in the cargo hold.


Later, Jack got up and walked toward Rupa, requesting to speak to the captain after having heard his announcement. She instructed him to take a seat as she went to summon Frank. (“316”)

On the Island

5×09 – Namaste


When the plane was engulfed in the flash of light and under heavy turbulence, she was seen being thrown about the cabin. (“Namaste”)

On the Island

6×08 – Recon


It is presumed she died in the crash, as she is the only person from the plane not seen on the beach. If she survived the crash, it is likely she was killed alongside the rest of the Ajira 316 survivors. (“Recon”)

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Casting Call

In the casting call Rupa was described as “20s, Indian (South Asian), pretty. Sweet, fun-loving professional young woman who can be tougher than she appears. Can deal with difficult customers with charm and ease…”

Snake “Charming”

Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument. Ancient Egypt was home to one form of snake charming, though the practice as it exists today likely arose in India.


Decoded Season 1 & 2 Characters

Jack Shephard

Benjamin Linus

Decoded Season 1 & 2 Characters

Frank Lapidus


Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

5x06 "316"

‘The Infinite/Eternal’ (fem.), a Goddess belonging to the Hermopolitan Ogdoad. Consort of the God Heh, they represent together the concept of neheh. There are two concepts of eternity in Egyptian thought, neheh and djet, which are clearly complementary, but precisely how has been a subject of controversy. Djet has been interpreted as the static eternity of that which stands outside of time, the perfect, permanent, or timeless but also, in some respect, lifeless or at any rate timelessly past; hence in a commentary on spell 335 of the Coffin Texts, djet is interpreted as night, neheh as day, insofar as night preceded the first sunrise with which cyclical time or neheh commenced. Neheh appears to have meant the eternity of cosmic time, embodied in the orderly revolutions of the heavenly bodies; thus Heh and Hauhet are sometimes depicted in the twelfth hour of the night welcoming the reborn sun.

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Further Info

The feminine of the god Heh, Hauhet (Hehet) was a much more obscure goddess than her husband. She was a snake-headed woman who ruled over infinity with her husband. He name was the same as her husband’s, except with a feminine ending.

Heh and Hauhet are rather difficult ideas to grasp, perhaps active and passive infinity would be a good expression. This infinity is mostly conceived in relation to time, and is consequently equivalent to, and often described by the Greek Aion; as infinity of form it resembles Eros … The first act of a creation is the formation of an egg, which rises upon the hands of Heh and Hauhet out of the proto-matter. Out of the egg arises the god of light, Ra, the immediate cause of life in this world.

— Cosmogony, The Catholic Encyclopedia Hauhet was the feminine to Heh’s masculine, more of a representation of duality than an actual goddess, so she was even less of a deity than Heh, and more of an abstract.

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Mythological Family Members & Associated Deities

HEH (Consort)








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