Omer Jarrah

Season: 5-6, Episodes: 2, Faction: N/A


Omer Jarrah was Sayid’s older brother.

Fertility (Water)

Fertility (Vegetation)


5×10 – He’s Our You


One day in his childhood, his father approached him and requested that he kill a chicken on his own as a way to prove his maturity. Omer hesitated and held the cleaver for a while unwilling to proceed. Sayid then approached him and wrung the chicken’s neck in front of him.


Their father initially thought Omer killed it and appreciated him, but when he knew it wasn’t him, he critically remarked that at least one of them was going to be a man and proudly congratulated Sayid. (“He’s Our You”)

6×06 – Sundown


Omer lived in the United States and was married to Nadia Jazeem. The couple had two children. Omer was a businessman who owned at least two dry cleaning stores, but to finance his latest store he borrowed money from a loan shark. In September 2004, he asked Sayid to intimidate his creditors into leaving him alone, because he knew that as an interrogator for the Republican guard, Sayid had certain skills.


Later he was beaten severely by the men he owed money, causing him to be hospitalized with a collapsed lung. (“Sundown”)

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Decoded Family Members

Sayid's Father

Sayid Jarrah (Brother)

Nadia Jaseem (Wife)

Sam Jarrah (Son)

Eva Jarrah (Daughter)

Decoded Season 6 Characters



Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

5x10 "He's Our You"

6x06 "Sundown"

Igai is a God associated with the oases of Egypt’s western desert, bearing the title “Lord of the Oasis,” and often occurs together with Ha, the God of the western desert. Igai is depicted as a man with two was (uas) scepters over his head, the sign of his name. In PT utterance 377, a snake “who lives on the hearts of those Gods who are in Ôn [Heliopolis]” is neutralized by the play on words, “may you be overturned (ga’a) in your name of Igai,” perhaps referring to the oasis sunken in the desert. CT spells 755 and 756 cite Igai, together with Ha, in a similarly punning formula: “Do not become hemmed in/choke (gwa) in this your name of Igai; do not become decayed (hwa) in this your name of Ha”; the formula may refer to Igai as the oasis “hemmed in” by the desert.


Mythological Family Members & Associated Deities


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