Season: 6, Episodes: 2, Faction: The Others
Justin was an Other from the group inhabiting the Temple who, along with Aldo, was sent to follow Kate and Jin who agreed to find and bring Sawyer back to the Temple.
On the Island (2007)
6×03 – What Kate Does
He appeared to have information about the Ajira crash. Aldo repeatedly told Justin to stop talking about it. Justin stopped Kate from tripping on a wire-trap in the jungle, noting that it couldn’t have been Rousseau, as she had been dead for years. At Kate’s insistence for details on what Justin was exactly trying to hide, Aldo became defensive and threatening, prompting Kate to knock out Aldo with her water canteen and trigger the wire-trap and knock Justin out with a falling net of rocks and boulders. Kate took Aldo’s weapon and Justin’s rifle.
A short time later, Aldo threatened to kill Jin as he was walking alone back to the The Temple. Justin said not to, as Jin might be “one of them”. Both Aldo and Justin were then shot by Claire in the jungle just before Aldo could shoot Jin. (“What Kate Does”)
6×05 – Lighthouse
Later, when Claire discovered that Justin was alive, she took him to her tent, where she interrogated him about the whereabouts of her son. While Claire left to sharpen her axe, Justin, who claimed that Claire was dangerous, told Jin to cut his ropes, so that he could kill her. Claire came back before Jin had a chance to do anything, and interrogated Justin once more. Jin asked Claire how she was sure that they had taken her son. She said that her father and her friend told her. She also talked about how she had been tortured and branded by the others, to which Justin commented that she didn’t remember correctly. Jin told Claire that Kate had taken care of Aaron for three years. Afterward, Claire killed Justin with the axe. (“Lighthouse”)
Associated LOST Themes
Decoded Season 1 & 3 Characters
Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character
Hemen is depicted as a hawk-shaped idol of wood or stone, or as a mummified hawk. Hemen is mentioned in PT utterance 231, a spell occurring in a series dedicated to repelling dangerous serpents, where an unidentified creature is told, “Your bone is a harpoon and you are harpooned,” followed by some material of doubtful interpretation, and finishing off with the affirmation, “That is Hemen.” Although the context of the spell would tend to imply that the unnamed creature is, similarly, a snake, in light of other evidence it is assumed that Hemen wields a harpoon against a hippopotamus, a harpoon apparently made itself of hippopotamus bone. A text from the tomb of Ankhtifi at Mo’alla also associates Hemen with a hippopotamus. An inscription from this tomb says that the door of the tomb “has been brought from Elephantine like the hippopotamus who was enraged against the lord of the South,” the latter being identified with Hemen in this context (Mo’alla, 232). This text, in turn, suggests another in which a net or trap which captures Seth, who is himself sometimes associated with the hippopotamus, is called “the mysterious of form, which Hemen provides,” (BD spell 17). In PT utterance 483, the earth is being addressed: “O earth, hear this which Geb said when he spiritualized Osiris as a God; the watchers of Pe install him, the watchers of Nekhen ennoble him as Sokar … as Horus, Ha, and Hemen.” In CT spell 397, the cable of the netherworld ferry-boat is identified with “the nêu[‘smooth’]-serpent which is in the hand of Hemen,” alluding to Hemen’s power over serpents and suggesting an alternative interpretation for PT utterance 231. CT spell 415, which is extremely short, consists simply of the affirmation, “I have gone up into Pe, I have gone down in Dep, and Hemen is he who has done this work with me.” In CT spell 580, “Not to walk head downwards,” i.e., upside down, one of a genre of spells to prevent the deceased consuming products of excretion and decay, reference is made to a “house of Hemen.” In CT spell 659, “Spell for landing,” the deceased affirms that s/he shall go aboard the bark which is to take him/her to the northern sky “like Hemen who knows no weariness.” Spell 660 incorporates references to the same bark, as well as to not traveling upside down or coming into contact with excrement, and refers to the fire with which the deceased shall bake his/her bread in the netherworld as “the tears of Hemen.” A tantalizing reference to Hemen occurs in a medical spell to ease childbirth (Ramesseum Papyri IV, plate 18) which refers to Nephthys bearing a daughter by Hemen: “Hemen had intercourse with his mother Isis, he made pregnant his mother Nephthys with a daughter,” but no daughter of Hemen – or Nephthys, for that matter – is otherwise attested, and it seems rather that the spell identifies the woman in labor as a child of Hemen and Nephthys; BD spell 17, an ancient commentary upon which mentions Hemen, includes the affirmation by the operator, “I conceived through Isis; I begot through Nephthys.”
It means the following as well: Domenion in Arabic Language, Faith in Assyrian Language, Calm or Quiet in Kurdish Language. It is a popular male-name among the Kurds of Iraq.
Hemen is mentioned in a limited number of inscriptions and texts. Some of these include:
- Ankhtifi, a monarch dated to the first intermediate period, is shown inspecting a fleet, killing a hippopotamus in Hefat during festivities and offering the hippopotamus to Hemen.
- The chief sculptor Userhat who lived at the end of the 18th dyansty / beginning 19th dynasty mentions “causing cult statues to rest in their shrine”. Hemen of Hefat is one of the gods listed among those Userhat was responsible for.
- In the 22nd dynasty Hemen of Hefat is mentioned as an oracle. A man named Ikeni appears before Hemen in Hefat and the god says “Ikeni is right! He paid (etc.)”.
- Taharqa is shown before the god Hemen in a statue which is now in the Louvre.
- In ca 300 BC Hemen’s cult is still active as attested by an inscription of an official named Hornefer.