Season: 5, Episodes: 2, Faction: DHARMA Initiative
Mitch was a member of DHARMA Initiative security.
5×15 – Follow the Leader
When Stuart, Horace, Phil and other personnel were interrogating LaFleur and Juliet about where Kate and Jack ran off to in the jungle, Mitch informed them that Kate, Jack and Hugo were three last minute additions to the sub manifest.
He later escorted LaFleur and Juliet to the Galaga with the two guards. (“Follow the Leader”)
5×16 – The Incident, Part 1
He was seen passing out sedatives to the submarine passengers. When he reached Juliet, she knocked him out and took his keys in order to free the others and herself from their handcuffs. (“The Incident, Part 1”)
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In Greek mythology, Hypnos (“sleep”) was the personification of sleep; the Roman equivalent was known as Somnus. His twin was Thánatos (“death”); their mother was the primordial goddess Nyx (“night”). His palace was a dark cave where the sun never shines. At the entrance were a number of poppies and other hypnogogic plants.
Hypnos’ three sons or brothers represented things that occur in dreams (the Oneiroi). Morpheus, Phobetor and Phantasos appear in the dreams of kings. According to one story, Hypnos lived in a cave underneath a Greek island; through this cave flowed Lethe, the river of forgetfulness.
Endymion, sentenced by Zeus to eternal sleep, received the power to sleep with his eyes open from Hypnos in order to constantly watch his beloved Selene. But according to the poet Licymnius of Chios, Hypnos, in awe of Endymion’s beauty, causes him to sleep with his eyes open, so he can fully admire his face.
In art, Hypnos was portrayed as a naked youthful man, sometimes with a beard, and wings attached to his head. He is sometimes shown as a man asleep on a bed of feathers with black curtains about him. Morpheus is his chief minister and prevents noises from waking him. In Sparta, the image of Hypnos was always put near that of death.
ONEIROI (Spirits of Dreams)
In Greek mythology, the Oneiroi (Όνειροι, Dreams) were, according to Hesiod, sons of Nyx (Night), and were brothers of Hypnos (Sleep), Thanatos (Death), Geras (Old Age) and other beings, all produced via parthenogenesis. Cicero follows this tradition, but describes the sons of Nyx as fathered by Erebus (Darkness).
Euripides calls them instead sons of Gaia (Earth) and pictures them as black-winged daemons.
The Latin poet Ovid presents them not as brothers of Hypnos, but as some of his thousand sons. He mentions three by name: Morpheus (who excels in presenting human images), Icelos or Phobetor (who presents images of beasts, birds and serpents), and Phantasos (who presents images of earth, rock, water and wood).
In Homer’s Iliad, an Oneiros is pictured as summoned by Zeus, receiving from him spoken instructions, and then going to the camp of the Achaeans and entering the tent of Agamemnon to urge him to warfare.
The Odyssey speaks of the land of dreams as past the streams of Oceanus, close to where the spirits of the dead are led (Hades). Statius pictures the Dreams as attending on slumbering Hypnos (Somnus in Latin) in a cave in that region.
In another passage of the Odyssey, dreams (not personified) are spoken of, by a double play on words, as coming through a gate of horn if true (a play on the Greek words for “horn” and “fulfil”) or a gate of ivory if false (a play on the Greek words for “ivory” and “deceive”).