DHARMA Initiative Stocking Warehouse
The DHARMA Logistics Warehouse is a stocking warehouse in Orote Peninsula, Guam.
The DHARMA Initiative used it to stock food for the Swan station Periodic resupply drops that would be sent to the Island. Two of the last DHARMA personnel, Hector and Glen, had been working there for about 20 years. They continued to supply the Island after the Purge of the DHARMA Initiative because they had been unaware of the occurrence, and the Lamp Post sent automated launch coordinates.
The Warehouse was closed by Benjamin Linus under Hurley’s orders due to his decision to “tie up a few loose ends“. (“The New Man in Charge”)
Guam (Ajira Flight 316)
Ajira Airways Flight 316 was a scheduled passenger flight from Los Angeles, California, United States to Guam, a U.S. territory in the western Pacific. It was due to reach Guam via a stop in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, on a Boeing 737 owned and operated by Ajira Airways and piloted by Frank Lapidus. It was chosen by Eloise Hawking as a flight for the Oceanic Six to use to return to the Island.
Warehouse = Space Symbolism
A warehouse is a large empty building used for the storage of goods.
Drone = Sky Symbolism
A drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is a machine which functions either by the remote control of a navigator or pilot or autonomously, that is, as a self-directing entity.
Hydra Orientation Film
The Hydra Orientation film was a DHARMA Initiative produced film that was shown to new personnel working at the Hydra station. (“The New Man in Charge”)
Dr. Pierre Chang explains in the film that the station is used to conduct biological and behavior research on animals, like birds, sharks and bears, and he talks about the work that they’re doing in the station, like the genetic alteration in the “hy-birds” and study the adaptation of this animals.
Also, he explains the function of the polar bears in the Island, their adaptability and intelligence makes them the best candidates for the experiments of electromagnetism, when they are ready they’re transported to the Orchid station for their next stage of the research.
In the station, humans are studied too, the workers of the DHARMA Initiative capture and sedate the indigenous people of the Island, and take them to Room 23, where security personnel of the DI interrogate them. The purpose of the research is to understand their way of life, their origins and devotion to Jacob, whom the Initiative believes to be a deity. Afterwards, they are drugged and subjected to a brainwash film to create an amnesia effect. They can’t violate the truce between the organization and the Hostiles.
Periodic Resupply Drop
The periodic resupply drop (P.R.D.) is the name given to a DHARMA Initiative procedure in which new provisions and other supplies are parachuted onto the Island from the DHARMA Logistics Warehouse in Guam. The drops appear to take place at regular intervals of about six to eight months and the drop orders are automated messages from The Lamp Post .
2×17 – Lockdown
In Season 2, during a lockdown incident at the Swan, a large pallet of DHARMA food and supplies was found quite close to the entrance of the station by Kate and Jack. None of the survivors recalled hearing a plane fly over the Island, although the pallet and its cargo were attached to a parachute and had a flashing beacon attached. Charlie speculated that the station may have been deliberately locked down to keep the occupants from seeing who made the drop. (“Lockdown”) (“Dave”)
2×18 – Dave
The supply drop contained a large amount of DHARMA Initiative food including boxes of Macaroni & Cheese Supper, peanut butter, risotto, ranch dressing, canned goods, and other assorted food items. All of the items in the drop bore the code DI 9FFTR731 and were branded with the Swan logo The supply drop was scavenged by a large group of castaways including Sawyer, Charlie, Jin, Sun and Kate. Sawyer later commented that he had “enough stuff now to open a chain of mini-marts”. Charlie also found a vaccine kit on the pallet when he gave it to Claire a few days later. (“Lockdown”) (“Dave”) (“Three Minutes”)
Charlie gave the pallet itself to Eko to assist in the construction of his church. (“Dave”)
2×19 – S.O.S.
Much of the food was transferred to the beach camp and kept in an outdoor kitchen organized by Rose. (“S.O.S.”) Paulo once complained that the kitchen was out of DHARMA Oat Bars. (“Tricia Tanaka Is Dead”)
4×11 – Cabin Fever
Juliet found Jack eating food at the outdoor kitchen soon after his surgery and scolded him for doing so. (“Cabin Fever”)
Rose berated Miles after she found him eating food from the outdoor kitchen, without asking permission first.
Associated DHARMA Stations
Associated LOST Characters
Primary Symbolism: Space, Time & Darkness Deities
Secondary Symbolism: Sun & Moon Deities
Secondary Symbolism: Sky Deities
DHARMA WAREHOUSE (Symbolic Deities Reference)
Decoded LOST Character (Hector)
Aether, in Greek mythology, is one of the Protogenoi, the first-born elemental gods. He is the personification of the upper sky, space, and heaven, and is the elemental god of the “Bright, Glowing, Upper Air.” He is the pure upper air that the gods breathe, as opposed to the normal air (Ἀήρ, aer) mortals breathe.
In Hesiod’s Theogony, he was the son of Erebus and Nyx and brother of Hemera. Both were noted in passing in Cicero’s De Natura deorum, but Hyginus mentioned Chaos as his parent. The aether was also known as Zeus‘ defensive wall, the bound that locked Tartarus from the rest of the cosmos.
Aether had several offspring, but Hyginus seems to confuse him with Uranus when saying that Aether had Uranus by Gaia, his daughter. Aergia, a goddess of sloth and laziness, is the daughter of Aether and Gaia. Hyginus is also our source for telling us that Aether is the father of Uranus and Gaia. But another source tells us that it is just Uranus who is his child. And like Tartaros and Erebos, in Hellas he might have had shrines but no temples and probably no cult either. In the Orphic hymns, he is mentioned as the soul of the world from which all life emanates. Callimachus, in calling Uranus Akmonides, claims him as the son of Akmon, and Eustathius in Alcman tells us that the sons of Uranus were called Akmonidai.
Decoded LOST Character (Glen)
In Greek mythology, Chronos in pre-Socratic philosophical works is said to be the personification of time. His name in Modern Greek also means “year” and is alternatively spelled Chronus (Latin spelling).
Chronos was imagined as an incorporeal god. Serpentine in form, with three heads—that of a man, a bull, and a lion. He and his consort, serpentine Ananke (Inevitability), circled the primal world-egg in their coils and split it apart to form the ordered universe of earth, sea and sky. He is not to be confused with the Titan Cronus.
He was depicted in Greco-Roman mosaics as a man turning the Zodiac Wheel. Often the figure is named Aeon (Eternal Time), a common alternate name for the god.
Chronos is usually portrayed through an old, wise man with a long, gray beard, such as “Father Time”. Some of the current English words whose etymological root is khronos/chronos include chronology, chronometer, chronic, anachronism, and chronicle.
In the Orphic cosmogony the unageing Chronos produced Aither and Chaos, and made a silvery egg in the divine Aither. It produced the bisexual god Phanes, who gave birth to the first generation of gods and is the ultimate creator of the cosmos.
Pherecydes of Syros in his lost Heptamychos (the seven recesses), around 6th century BC, claimed that there were three eternal principles: Chronos, Zas (Zeus) and Chthonie (the chthonic). The semen of Chronos was placed in the recesses and produced the first generation of gods.