Lost map: A breakdown
Where to begin? Since I posted this photo of the door map from Wednesday's Lost, a lot of people have done a lot more deconstructing and, in some cases, translating of it. The folks over at The Hatch Online deserve a round for translating all of the Latin (although, I don't know any Latin so I can't verify it's authenticity). As you can see in the above graphic, it looks as though five hatches were, at one time, connected to each other and to something in the middle. We see that there is a hatch called The Flame, to the left of The Swan hatch where the Losties are hanging out and washing clothes. We also see The Staff hatch, which is the medical hatch that Claire, Kate and Danielle discovered a few episodes back. There are two more hatches without a label that our castaways have not discovered. Is that where The Others are staying? Also, is the concrete that Sayid and Jack found used to block the tunnel to whatever is in the middle of the hatches? Near The Flame hatch, someone has written 'Alleged location of aborted #7: Each number of Heavy water table.' Yeah... I don't know what that means.
There is also a little clue on
the bottom right of the map about what the heck a polar bear is doing on a tropical island. It says, 'Accelerated
De-territorialization of Ursus Maritimus (Polar Bears) through gene therapy and extreme climate change.' I guess the
polar bear is there just like everyone else: he's also part of some grand experiment.
In tiny, tiny writing on the lower right hand corner of the map is this little tidbit, "known final resting place of magnus hanso / black rock." Does that mean Alvar Hanso is buried on the island? What is 'magnus'? Is it a title for Alvar Hanso or is it a different member of the Hanso family?
Finally, near The Flame hatch, is a reference to 'Cerebus', the three-headed dog who guarded the entrance to hell. This plays to the theory that the Losties are all in hell. The writing on the wall says, 'Cerebus station believed to have been abandoned to an .mgd incident of 1985', and 'possible catastrophic malfunction of cerebus system.' Is the black smoke (aka the island's security device) Cerebus?
What else have you noticed on the map?