The four-toed statue IS Taweret! ABC confirms it!

I called this back in March! Yay, me! πŸ˜‰

ABC has now confirmed it, very quietly, without any fanfare, just by mentioning it in passing in an Episode Recap on the Official ABC site.

… The Man in Black leaves and addresses the Man in White as Jacob. Yes, this is Jacob. The camera pulls back over the ocean, and we see they were sitting on the base of a giant stone foot. And next to the foot is another foot — and both feet have four toes. And as the camera pulls back, we see what we’ve been waiting to see since we first glimpsed that four-toed foot over three years ago… the towering, majestic statue of the Egyptian goddess Taweret.

So that’s it! All the debate on fan sites about whether the statue is Taweret (the hippo goddess) or Anubis (the jackal-headed god) or Sobek (the crocodile god) has now been resolved, not with a bang, but with … well, not a whimper, but certainly with less fanfare than I had expected.

The posts where I called this, back in March:

The Giant Four-Toed Statue

I’m now totally convinced that the four-toed statue is Taweret.

Two screencaps, and a photo of a real Taweret statue:

The four-toed statue as seen in 5x08 "LaFleur"

The statue as seen in 5x08 LaFleur

Statue as seen in Season 5 Finale, The Incident

Statue as seen in Season 5 Finale, The Incident

A real Taweret statue, in the Rosacrucian Museum of San Jose. Photo by Tom Fowler.

A real Taweret statue, in the Rosicrucian Museum of San Jose. Photo by Tom Fowler.

Editing September 22, 2009 to add: There is now additional official ABC confirmation. “Taweret” is the correct answer to the “placement-exam” question “The four-toed statue is believed to represent which of the following gods?” posted today on the ABC promo/ARG site LOST University.

Photo credits:

Statue in Season Finale: Lost-Media

Statue in 5×08 LaFleur: Lostpedia

Statue in the Rosicrucian Museum: Tom Fowler

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3 responses to “The four-toed statue IS Taweret! ABC confirms it!

  1. Hmm, their hippo goddess appears to be taller than the hippo goddess in the museum…heh. Not that gods were always portrayed in statue in exactly the same way, of course. That is so cool that you called it so early on, and have been finally proven right!

    You are a Lost wizard. πŸ˜›

  2. Ha ha, thanks. It’s fun being right! I’m not right very often, so I really enjoy it when I am. πŸ˜‰

    Speaking of the statue being so tall, I wonder how they built it in the first place. If it was an ancient civilization that built it, how did they do it? They wouldn’t have had cranes …

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