Season: 5, Episodes: 1, Faction: DHARMA Initiative
A Short-Haired Guard was a member of the Swan Security Personnel in the DHARMA Initiative.
5×15 – Follow the Leader
He was first seen by Miles, arriving at the submarine dock during the Island evacuation. He was accompanied by Mitch and a second guard.
The trio escorted Sawyer & Juliet to the Galaga and during the walk along the dock Sawyer told Juliet they would buy “Microsoft” and bet on the Cowboys in the ’78 Superbowl. (“Follow the Leader”)
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In Greek mythology, Phantasos (“apparition”) was the son of Hypnos and one of the Oneiroi. He appeared in dreams in the form of inanimate objects.
He is the son of Hypnos, the God of sleep. His mother is Pasithea, the goddess of hallucination. Phantasos is nephew to Thanatos, the God of death (Hypnos brother), his grandmother is Nyx, Goddess of the night and his grandfather is Erebus, the god of darkness.
He lives in The land of dreams (Demos Oneiroi) with his siblings, but mainly Morpheus and Phobetor, to assist with the dreams of humans, also Phantasos is left in charge of Morpheus’ dream world by his brother Morpheus when he’s gone to the mortal world. Morpheus takes the likely dreams and Phobetor takes the nightmares.
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”).