Season: 5, Episodes: 2, Faction: The Others
One of the Others that ambushed Sawyer and Juliet in the jungle following the flaming arrow attack on the remaining survivors wore a jumpsuit with the name Cunningham, which had belonged to a member of the U.S. Army.
5×02 – The Lie
A young Charles Widmore, wearing a uniform labeled “Jones”, appeared as the trio’s leader, and Cunningham held Juliet while Mattingly was ordered by Widmore to cut off her hand. After Mattingly and Widmore were downed by rocks to the head, Sawyer tackled Cunningham and beat him with his fists. (“The Lie”)
5×03 – Jughead
Cunningham was captured by time-traveling Oceanic Flight 815 survivors in 1954. He attempted to converse with Widmore in secret via Latin, but Juliet understood them and revealed that all Others could speak Latin. She explained that the three soldiers were Others. When Juliet convinced “Cunningham” to tell them where his camp was, Widmore broke his neck. (“Jughead”)
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(Amenophis, Amenotes) Amenhotep son of Hapu was born in Athribis in the fifteenth century BCE and served in the local government and in the priesthood of Khenty-khety before being called to the royal court at Thebes in his early fifties. He had an extraordinarily distinguished career under Amenhotep III, holding the positions of chief architect (he is credited with the temple of Soleb), chief scribe and secretary in charge of recruiting, as well as steward to the king’s daughter. Amenhotep son of Hapu died at the age of around eighty. After his death he acquired a cult as a healer and an intermediary of the God Amun, and was often worshiped alongside his fellow deified architect and healer Imhotep, surpassing the latter in popularity in the vicinity of Thebes. In a hymn inscribed on the temple of Ptah at Karnak, it is said of Amenhotep son of Hapu and Imhotep that they have a single ‘body’ and a single ba, ‘soul’ or ‘manifestation’, as if Amenhotep son of Hapu were a veritable reincarnation of his colleague who had lived one thousand years prior.
The spell Pleyte 167 of the Book of the Dead is labeled as having been found by “the King’s chief scribe Amenhotep the son of Hapu … He used it for him [the king] as protection for his body.” Amenhotep son of Hapu and Imhotep are mentioned in the Papyrus Boulaq (first century CE) as welcoming the soul of the deceased: “Your soul will go to the royal scribe and chief scribe of the recruits Amenhotep; your soul will be united with Imhotep … you will feel like a son in the house of his father,” (Wildung 1977, 105). Amenhotep son of Hapu is depicted as a scribe, often with palette and scroll, somewhat older and corpulent, with a fuller hairstyle or wig than the standard kind, a short beard, and often wearing a long apron. Votive inscriptions from a Ptolemaic chapel behind the upper mortuary temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari show that Amenhotep son of Hapu was still worshiped in the second century CE, more than 1,500 years after his death.
Perhaps due to the similarity in name, Amenhotep’s father Hapu is sometimes identified in later texts with “the living herald Apis,” that is, the Apis bull, while his mother, Idit, is referred to as “Hathor-Idit, the justified, the mother of the helpful God who issued from her on this beautiful day, the 11th of Phamenoth, in her name ‘rejoicing’,” (Wildung 1977, 98-99). In addition to the divinization of his mortal parents, Amenhotep is often characterized as the son of Amun, or of Ptah, or of Seshat and Thoth. A text dating from the time of Tiberius refers to him as the “youthful repetition of Ptah … You give a child to the sterile; you release a man from his enemy; you know the hearts of men and what is inside; you increase the lifetime; there is no distress in you. You renew what has fallen down; you fill up what was found destroyed,” (ibid., 105).
Amenhotep, son of Hapu, was an architect, a priest, a scribe, and a public official, who held a number of offices under Amenhotep III.
He is said to have been born at the end of Thutmose III’s reign, in the town of Athribis (modern Banha in the north of Cairo). His father was Hapu, and his mother Itu. He was a priest and a Scribe of Recruits (organizing the labour and supplying the manpower for the Pharaoh’s projects, both civilian and military). He was also an architect and supervised several building projects, among them Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple at western Thebes, of which only two statues remain nowadays, known as the Colossus of Memnon.
After his death, his reputation grew and he was revered for his teachings and as a philosopher. He was also revered as a healer and eventually worshipped as a god of healing, like his predecessor Imhotep. There are several statues of him as a scribe, portraying him as a young man and as an older man.
According to some reliefs in the tomb of Ramose, he may have died in the 31st year of Amenhotep III.
Manetho however gives a legendary account of how Amenhotep advised a king Amenophis, who was “desirous to become a spectator of the gods, as had Orus, one of his predecessors in that kingdom, desired the same before him”. This Amenophis is commonly identified with Akhenaton, while Orus fits with the latter’s father, Amenhotep III. Manetho relates that the wise man counseled that the king should “clear the whole country of the lepers and of the other impure people” and that the King then sent 80,000 lepers to the quarries. After this the wise man foresaw that the lepers would ally themselves with people coming to their help and subdue Egypt. He put the prophecy into letter to the King and then killed himself. Manetho associates this event with the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt but Josephus strongly rejects that interpretation.