Season: 5 & 6, Episodes: 3, Faction: French Science Team
Montand was a member of Danielle Rousseau’s science expedition.
On the Island (1988)
5×04 – The Little Prince
Soon after the crash of the science expedition’s ship, Montand and the rest of the team discovered an unconscious Jin in the waves, a victim of the Kahana explosion and time travel.
Upon returning to the beach, Montand picked up a radio transmission of the Numbers on his radio. When Jin awakened, Montand questioned him, and was frustrated by Jin’s disoriented answers. He was eventually called off by Danielle. (“The Little Prince”)
5×05 – This Place Is Death
Montand disliked Jin, refusing to believe Jin’s claims regarding the helicopter and the freighter. However, he ventured off with the rest of the team in search of the radio tower, led by Jin. During the journey, Nadine disappeared. A frustrated Montand, believing Nadine to have simply wandered off, and despite Jin’s protests to continue on, began searching for Nadine. Nadine’s pack was soon found, and moments later her corpse fell to the ground. Montand fled, running into a nearby clearing before stopping to catch his breath. However, the monster ambushed him from behind, dragging him along the ground toward a hole.
He was caught by Robert at the edge of the hole. The Monster paid no heed to Robert’s grip on Montand’s arm, instead pulling Montand into the hole without his arm, leaving the severed limb above ground. Soon afterward, he was heard calling for rescue and claiming the Monster had disappeared. The rest of the team, minus Danielle, descended to try to help him. (“This Place Is Death”)
6×02 – LA X, Part 2
It seems likely Montand did not survive long after losing his arm as his skeleton was found close to the opening in 2007. (“LA X, Part 2”)
After the crash
1×23 – Exodus, Part 1
When Rousseau was leading a group of survivors to the Black Rock, they entered the Dark Territory, in which she said that her team got sick, and Montand lost his arm; this prompted Arzt to attempt to try to go back to the camp in fear. (“Exodus, Part 1”)
6×02 – LA X, Part 2
His skeleton was later discovered by Hurley when he and the other survivors ventured into the Temple to save Sayid. Hurley comments on the fact that the body is missing an arm. Kate investigated the contents of Montand’s backpack and found a book and a set of matches. (“LA X, Part 2”)
6×05 – Lighthouse
The lighthouse degree of 102 was labeled “Montand”, possibly indicating that at one time, he was a candidate. (“Lighthouse”)
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The Hekatonkheires, or Hecatonchires (“Hundred-Handed Ones,” Latinized Centimani), were figures in an archaic stage of Greek mythology, three giants of incredible strength and ferocity that surpassed that of all Titans whom they helped overthrow. Their name derives from (hekaton; “hundred”) and (kheir; “hand”), “each of them having a hundred hands and fifty heads” (Bibliotheca). Hesiod’s Theogony (624, 639, 714, 734–35) reports that the three Hekatonkheires became the guards of the gates of Tartarus.
In Virgil’s Aeneid (10.566-67), in which Aeneas is likened to one of them, Briareus (known here as Aegaeon), they fought on the side of the Titans rather than the Olympians; in this Virgil was following the lost Corinthian epic Titanomachy rather than the more familiar account in Hesiod.
Other accounts make Briareus or Aegaeon one of the assailants of Olympus, who, after his defeat, was buried under Mount Aetna (Callimachus, Hymn to Delos, 141).
According to Hesiod, the Hekatonkheires were children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (sky). They were thus part of the very beginning of things (Kerenyi 1951:19) in the submerged prehistory of Greek myth, though they played no known part in cult. Their names were:
Briareus “the Vigorous”, also called Aigaion, Latinized as Aegaeon, the “sea goat”,
Cottus “the Striker” or “the Furious”
Gyges or Gyes “the Big-Limbed”
If some natural phenomena are symbolized by the Hekatoncheires then they may represent the gigantic forces of nature that appear in earthquakes and other convulsions or in the motion of sea waves (Mayer, Die Giganten und Titanen, 1887).
Soon after they were born their father Uranus threw them into the depths of Tartarus because he saw them as hideous monsters. In some versions Uranus saw how ugly the Hekatonkheires were at their birth and pushed them back into Gaia’s womb, upsetting Gaia greatly, causing her great pain and setting into motion the overthrow of Uranus by Cronus, who later imprisoned them in Tartarus.
The Hekatonkheires remained there, guarded by the dragon Campe, until Zeus rescued them, advised by Gaia that they would serve as good allies against Cronus and the Titans. During the War of the Titans the Hekatonkheires threw rocks as big as mountains, one hundred at a time, at the Titans, overwhelming them.
In a Corinthian myth related in the second century CE to Pausanias (Description of Greece ii. 1.6 and 4.7), Briareus was the arbitrator in a dispute between Poseidon and Helios, between sea and sun: he adjudged the Isthmus of Corinth to belong to Poseidon and the acropolis of Corinth (Acrocorinth) sacred to Helios.
The sea-goat Aegaeon “cannot be distinguished from Hesiod’s Briareos”, according to M.L. West. They are already explicitly linked in Iliad I.402-04, though they must have had separate origins: Achilles speaks to his mother the sea nymph Thetis of “the monster of the hundred arms whom the gods call Briareus, but mankind Aegaeon, a giant more powerful even than his father.” The episode is found nowhere else in Greek mythology. The Olympian gods were trying to overthrow Zeus but were stopped when Thetis brought Aegaeon to his aid – “at one time he must have shared with the goddess dominion over the depths of the Aegean Sea” (Kerenyi 1951:24). “He squatted by the Son of Cronos with such a show of force that the blessed gods slunk off in terror, leaving Zeus free.”
Scholia on Apollonius of Rhodes (i. 1165) represent Aegaeon as a son of Gaea and Pontus, the Sea, ruling the fabulous Aegaea in Euboea, an enemy of Poseidon and the inventor of warships. In Ovid’s Metamorphoses (ii. 10) and in Philostratus’ Life of Apollonius of Tyana (iv. 6) (Theoi.com) he is a marine deity. Hesiod reconciles the archaic Hekatonkheires with the Olympian pantheon by making Briareos the son-in-law of Poseidon who gave him “Kymopoliea his daughter to wed.” (Theogony, 817).