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Two theories exist that link the DHARMA initiative stations and their corresponding logos to constellations.

Constellations of ApolloEdit

This theory connects the DHARMA initiative stations and logos to constellations related to the Greek god Apollo. The idea was derived from the Apollo Candy Bar, inspiring some fans to 'look towards the stars'.

A couple of references are made, so perhaps these really are a clue to some of the remaining names of the stations and their associated logos. The use of constellations would also coincide with the "New Age"-ish taint of the DHARMA Initiative.

Note: There are more constellations associated with Apollo than the ones listed here (for example "The Lyra") and as of yet there is no connection of "The Pearl" to Apollo.

  • "The Pearl", round and bright, could be a reference to the Sun and Apollo himself.
  • "The Pearl", may also be a reference to Artemis (represented by the moon), who was the twin sister of Apollo, the sun god (represented by "The Flame"). This could explain the footage of the moon in the Room 23 brainwashing video.

Sagitta (The Arrow)Edit

Sagitta

The Sagitta constellation, creating an arrow shape

  • Pronunciation: suh JIT uh
  • Abbreviation: SGE

MythologyEdit

Sagitta has been identified with just about every famous arrow in mythology. It has been said to be the arrow that killed the eagle of Zeus, the arrow shot by Hercules at the Stymphalian Birds, and the one with which Apollo slew the Cyclops. It has also been said to represent Cupid’s arrow.

Cygnus (The Swan)Edit

Cygnus

The Cygnus constellation, creating a bird shape with wings outstretched

  • Alternate Names: Sometimes referred to as the Northern Cross (In contrast to the Southern Cross)
  • Pronunciation: SIG nus
  • Abbreviation: CYG
  • Cygnus is the 16th largest acknowledged constellation. [1]

MythologyEdit

Cygnus the swan, was not always a swan. Greek legend tells a tragic story of Apollo’s son, Phaeton, who tried to drive Apollo’s chariot across the sky. Apollo warned him not to drive too close to the Earth lest he set it on fire. Phaeton lost control of the wild horses, and to spare the Earth a fiery destruction, Zeus threw a lightning bolt at the young boy, killing him instantly. The horses climbed higher into the sky, scorching a path that became the Milky Way. Phaeton fell into the river Eridanus. Cygnus dove repeatedly into the river to try to retrieve the body of his friend but failed. Zeus was so impressed with Cygnus’ devotion to his Phaeton that he turned him into a swan, enabling him to dive more easily. Cygnus was eventually rewarded for his gallantry by a prominent place in the summer skies within the cloudy path of the Milky Way.

Hydra (The Hydra)Edit

HydraConstellation

The Hydra constellation, creating a long serpent shape

  • Pronunciation: HIGH dra
  • Abbreviation: HYA

MythologyEdit

According to myth, one day the god Apollo sent the raven Corvus for a cup of spring water. Near the spring Corvus spied a green fig, so he sat down and waited until it ripened. To explain his tardiness Corvus returned to Apollo with the cup (Crater) of spring water, and the water serpent, Hydra, in his claws, claiming he had been attacked by the serpent and thus delayed. Apollo, seeing all, knew the truth and so banished all three to the sky. Corvus now sits within sight of the cup of water, but he can never drink it, because it is guarded by the Hydra.

Ophiuchus (The Serpent Handler)Edit

Ophiucus

The Ophicus constellation, creating a charmer

  • Pronunciation: OH fee U kus
  • Abbreviation: OPH
  • Possible reference to the Caduceus Logo in The Staff.
  • Ophiuchus is the 23rd largest acknowledged constellation. [2]

MythologyEdit

Ophiuchus is usually identified as Asclepius, a legendary physician known as the god of medicine. Asclepius was the son of Apollo and Coronis and was educated by Chiron (Centaurus ). It is said that Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician and the father of medicine was his 15th grandson. According to legend, one day Asclepius killed a snake, but to his surprise another snake arrived and revived its companion with herbs. As his medical skills grew, Asclepius even learned how to revive the dead. This knowledge worried Hades, god of the underworld, who feared that his domain would not receive any new souls. Hades persuaded his brother Zeus to kill Asclepius with a thunderbolt and to decree that all mortals must one day die. Zeus did strike Asclepius dead, but to honor his skills as a healer Zeus placed Asclepius in the sky with his serpents.


Crater (The Goblet)Edit

Crater

The Crater constellation, creating a cup outline

MythologyEdit

Crater is the cup carried by Corvus the crow, to Apollo.

Note: In podcast from April 3 it is revealed there is no station named "The Goblet"

  • Danielle marked "The Crater" on her maps


Orion (The Hunter)Edit

Orion

The Orion constellation, creating a figure with a bow

  • Pronunciation: oh RYE on
  • Abbreviation: ORI
  • Possible reference to a logo that made only one appearance. The logo is yet unexplained but can be interpreted as Orion's Belt.

MythologyEdit

In Greco-Roman mythology, the character Orion was a famed hunter, but he was boastful and went so far as to claim that no beast could kill him. To teach Orion a lesson, the goddess Hera sent a tiny scorpion to sting him. Orion smashed the scorpion with his club but not before it had stung him fatally. Orion and the scorpion were placed in the heavens on opposite sides of the sky. When Scorpius rises, Orion sets, and vice versa; these enemies are never seen together in the sky (unless you go to the outer space).

In another legend Orion, the son of Poseidon, was said to have been a great hunter. Artemis, goddess of the Moon and the hunt, fell in love with him and neglected her duties of lighting the night sky. Her fellow gods and goddesses pleaded with her to no avail. One day her twin brother, Apollo, the sun god, saw Orion bathing in the seas far out from shore. Apollo shined the light of the sun so brightly that Orion became just a dark blur among the brilliantly sparkling waves. Apollo then called his sister and challenged her to hit the black shape so far from shore with here arrow. In pride and anger Artemis shot her arrow, striking the object directly. When Orion’s body later washed ashore, Artemis realized what she had done. In grief she took his body and placed it in the sky, together with his hunting dogs, and marked it with bright stars. Having slain her lover, she was inconsolable and lost all interest in life; and that is why, ever since, the Moon has been cold and lifeless. Orion, however, quite quickly recovered and to this day he chases the Pleiades - seven lovely nymphs found in the constellation Taurus - around the sky, just as he had chased them on Earth.

Constellations and the numbersEdit

Another theory draws a connection between constellations and the numbers.

Comparing a list which ranks constellations according to their size to the numbers is said to reveal some interesting similarities to the DHARMA initiative stations and their corresponding logos:

Due to the similarities between those constellations and the confirmed hatch names (Cygnus= Swan, Sagittarius=Archer/Arrow, Serpens=Medical/Caduceus, Draco=Dragon/Flame?) those constellations could be the primary naming device for the hatches. Study of the corresponding constellations could also lead towards more information about the purpose of their respective stations.

Note: It is not yet certain if/how "The Pearl" fits into this theory.


Magnus Hanso And The ConstellationsEdit

The StationsEdit

The interesting part of the stations, is that they almost all refer to a specific constellation or planet:

Station 1 : the Arrow = Sagit (in latin) which refers to Sagitta

Station 3 : the Swan = Cygnus constellation

Station 4 : the Flame = which refers to the sun OR,

could be referring to Pluto (Roman god of the Underworld)

Station 5 : the Pearl = refers to the moon OR,

could be referring to Neptune (Roman god of the sea)

Station ? : the Staff = Caduceus which in greek/roman mythology refers to Mercury (morning/evening star) OR,

could be referring to the Serpens constellation.

Station ? : the Hydra = Hydra constellation

Station ? : the Looking Glass = which refers to the Lepus Constellation (rabbit)

The constellations of Sagitta, Cygnus, Hydra and Lepus are all among the 48 original ones as established by Ptolemy in Almagest (about 150 AD)

The AnimalsEdit

Another interesting fact is that almost all of the animals seen in the island, are also referring to constellations:

_The Horse  : refers to the Equuleus constellation

_Polar Bear : refers to the Ursa Major or Ursa Minor constellation

_Boar = Pig : present in Chinese constellations

_Fish : refers to the Pisces constellation

_The Dog : refers to the Canis Major or Canis Minor constellations

TheoryEdit

The theory that is developing here is that Magnus Hanso, the captain of the Black Rock, used these constellations as a reference to find the Island, same reference that the DHARMA Initiative could have used to find the Island and name their stations. In Find 815, Chapter 5, Oscar Talbot, who represents the Maxwell Group, tells Sam about Magnus Hanso's journal, in which were noted daily positions of the Black Rock in the Sunda Trench. These positions were assembled in an ocean map of the Sunda Trench. Assuming that the positions may be some stars, we were able to recognize some constellations like the Hydra, the Cygnus, the Sagita and the Scorpio. The map of the Sunda Trench could be an astral map used to locate the Island. That would explain maybe why they are looking in the Sunda Trench and not in the original presumed Island position which may be in the Pacific. In conclusion we can presume that Magnus Hanso made this journal deliberately so the Island may never be found by other ships/persons... until now?

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