Season: 6, Episodes: 4, Faction: Widmore
Seamus was a scientist who worked for Charles Widmore in 2007. He was brought to the Island as part of support team. He was killed by The Man in Black, while guarding the caged Candidates.
On the Island (2007)
6×08 – Recon
Alongside Zoe, he was part of the team that accompanied Widmore to the Island. When Zoe failed at gaining Sawyer’s trust and was held at gunpoint, she whistled and Seamus, alongside two of his compatriots, emerged from the tall grass and ambushed Sawyer. (“Recon”)
6×10 – The Package
Seamus was present when Widmore’s team assaulted the Man in Black’s camp. As they leaned over a comatose Jin, Seamus asked, “Is this the guy?” to which Zoe affirmed.
After the Man in Black discovered that his camp had been ambushed he went to Hydra Island to speak to Charles Widmore. As he approached the makeshift pylons several warning shots were fired at him by Seamus, along with a handful of others. Seamus stood careful guard as the Man in Black declared war on Charles Widmore. Later that night, Seamus and Zoe went to the submarine to bring Charles ‘the package’, which turned out to be Desmond. (“The Package”)
6×11 – Happily Ever After
In the control room of the Hydra Station, Seamus prepared to activate the solenoid coils room. He tells Zoe that they aren’t even close to being ready. They test the generator at full power but a circuit soon fails. Seamus sends a technician named Simmons to check the circuit on the solenoid coils in the central structure outside. Seamus tells the white rabbit, Angstrom, that he is going in there next. Seamus notices another technician flipping a switch and realizes that Simmons is inside the solenoid coils room. Seamus and Zoe run down to the room and find Simmons smoking and dead, his face charred. (“Happily Ever After”)
6×14 – The Candidate
Seamus brought the Candidates and their allies to the cages on Hydra Island. However, he made a poor guard and was disarmed by Sawyer, forcing Widmore to take over his duties. Widmore threatened Kate, which prompted Sawyer to give up his weapon so Seamus could lock him up.
Soon after, the Man in Black attacked in his Smoke Monster form and killed Seamus. (“The Candidate”)
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An ambivalent God depicted in the netherworld literature as the foreparts of two lions or two sphinxes (human-headed lions) facing away from one another, or as a strip of earth with a human head at each end. He appears to represent the earth in the aspect of receptacle of the dead and nexus of new life. The two heads represent either the eastern and western entrances to the netherworld, or form the two mountains which traditionally frame the site of the sunset on the western horizon in Egyptian iconography.
Aker features prominently in the New Kingdom Book of Caverns and Book of the Earth, i.e., ‘of Aker’, a title suggested for it in the absence of a surviving title from antiquity. In the former, which treats of the passage of Re by night through a series of caverns to visit Osiris, Aker, who has here seven assistants depicted as catfish-headed men, protects or encloses the corpse of Osiris, transmitting to him the revitalizing energy of Re, which renders the corpse ithyphallic in anticipation of its resurrection. In the latter, which is broadly similar, we see the boat of Re traveling on Aker’s back, the boat’s orientation reversed as if implying a reversal of time. At another point in the same book we see Aker in anthropomorphic form as a man with a sceptre bending down over his ba (manifestation or soul), in the form of a human-headed bird, which prays to him. On either side is a burial mound containing a solar disk, out of which praying Goddesses emerge. In the Coffin Texts Aker is referred to in the plural as a class of Gods, ‘the Akeru’, earth Gods who threaten to seize the soul, but in the singular as the God whose name is given to the hull or the mast socket of the ferryboat which is needed to cross the Field of Rushes (spell 404, see also Book of the Dead spell 99). The Akeru are referred to in spell 474 as ‘fishermen’ who preceded Geb, the well-known earth God, and who threaten to net the soul (see, similarly, Book of the Dead spell 153). In spell 648 we learn that there are Akeru of the sky as well. In the Book of the Dead, spell 96, the spittle of Aker appears, along with the marrow-blood of Geb, as substances which appease Seth. Seth promises, however (spell 108, 111) to dispose of the Akeru for Re so that he may set in the evening, and the soul of the deceased undertakes to do the same in 149. In The Book of Overthrowing Apophis, however, Aker assists in restraining Apophis, the divine embodiment of entropy, for it is said that “Aker has taken away his strength,” (“The Bremner-Rhind Papyrus – III,” p. 173; 27, 10) and again that Apophis “is imprisoned in the arms of Aker,” (“The Bremner-Rhind Papyrus – IV,” p. 42; 29, 6).
In Egyptian mythology, Aker (also spelt Akar) was one of the earliest gods worshipped, and was the deification of the horizon. There are strong indications that Aker was worshipped before other known Egyptian gods of the earth, such as Geb. In particular, the Pyramid texts make a sinister statement that the Akeru (plural of Aker) will not seize the pharaoh, as if this were something that might have happened, and was something of which to be afraid. Aker itself translates as (one who) bends, and thus Akeru translates as benders, though in what sense this is meant is not fully understood.
As the horizon, Aker was also seen as symbolic of the borders between each day, and so was originally depicted as a narrow strip of land (i.e. a horizon), with heads on either side, facing away from one another, a symbol of borders. Since the sun reaches its peak (its solstice) in the zodiac of Leo, these heads were usually those of lions. Over time, the heads became full figures of lions (still facing away from each other), one representing the concept of yesterday (Sef in Egyptian), and the other the concept of tomorrow (Duau in Egyptian).
Consequently, Aker often became referred to as Ruti, the Egyptian word meaning two lions. Between them would often appear the hieroglyph for horizon, which was the sun’s disc placed between two mountains. Sometimes the lions were depicted as being covered with leopard-like spots, leading some to think it a depiction of the extinct Barbary lion, which, unlike African species, had a spotted coat.
Since the horizon was where night became day, Aker was said to guard the entrance and exit to the underworld, opening them for the sun to pass through during the night. As the guard, it was said that the dead had to request Aker to open the underworld’s gates, so that they might enter. Also, as all who had died had to pass Aker, it was said that Aker annulled the causes of death, such as extracting the poison from any snakes that had bitten the deceased, or from any scorpions that had stung them.
As the Egyptians believed that the gates of the morning and evening were guarded by Aker, they sometimes placed twin statues of lions at the doors of their palaces and tombs. This was to guard the households and tombs from evil spirits and other malevolent beings. This practice was adopted by the Greeks and Romans, and is still unknowingly followed by some today. Unlike most of the other Egyptian deities, the worship of Aker remained popular well into the Greco-Roman era. Aker had no temples of his own like the main gods in the Egyptian religion, since he was more connected to the primeval concepts of the very old earth powers.