Thursday, March 30, 2006

Lost-Lockdown

Great episode last night! After weeks of reruns and some lackluster episodes, the land of the Lost returns in force.

MSNBC’s wrap up is here.

Lots happened last night, but the thing that blew my mind was the diagram that was revealed on the wall when Locke was pinned under the door. Here is a diagram (via http://lost.cubit.net):




It seems to be a map of the different hatches located on the island. What really intrigued me was the Latin phrases littering the map. I had the awesome idea to translate the phrases (I took two years of Latin in college), but someone beat me to it. Thanks to Onemorelostfan at the ABC General Lost Boards. Here is a breakdown of the phrases:

Aegrescit medendo - The disease worsens with the treatment. The remedy is worse than the disease

hic sunt dracones - which translates to, here are dragons. These simple, etched words signified the end of "discovered" lands, words warning sailors of the uncertainty and dangers of the unknown. This warning held many a brave man in check but for a select few; it issued a silent challenge to push forward. These men recognized the fact that no true opportunity or progress can come without risk. They were willing to face their dragons.

Credo nos in fluctu eodem esse - I think we're on the same wavelength

Ut sit magna, tamen certe lenta ira deorum est - " The wrath of the gods may be great, but it certainly is slow

sursum corda. - 'lift up your hearts'

Malum consilium quod mutari non potest - It's a bad plan that can't be changed.

Now this is the kind of complexity I expect from the Lost writers each week. I can't wait to see how this diagram comes in to play over the remainder of the season.

But, the real question is: Will Locke tell anyone about this?

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