I know there's been a lot posts on this, maybe I'm retarded (time-wise) but I think I know who it is (not to say figured out because it’s pretty much kinda based on in your face facts). So anybody that doesn’t want to know who it is should stop reading this or not because my theory is irrelevant to the whole spectrum of Lost (at least to as far as we know which is quite vague).
So! I’m re-watching Season 1 with the intention of re-watching all of the seasons of course (which I did maybe 5 or 6 times). I’m at Season 1 disc 2, episode ‘‘House of the Rising Sun’’. No matter how many theories I’ve read or eared, what I’ve realized while re-watching this episode made my mind up and I may know why I haven’t realized this before.
Now, who are Adam and Eve? It’s Jack and Kate.
Why? The reason that you probably knew before:
1) Kate fixing Jack’s rib wound… Kate finds Jack in the jungle and helps him with his injury, a cut on his ribs, all of which is a reference to the biblical Adam and Eve.
- Even in ancient times, the presence of two distinct accounts was noted, and regarded with some curiosity. The first account says male and female [God] created them (Genesis 1:27), which has been assumed by critical scholars to imply simultaneous creation, whereas the second account states that God created Eve from Adam's rib because Adam was lonely (Genesis 2:18 ff.). Thus to resolve this apparent discrepancy, mediaeval rabbis suggested that Eve and the woman of the first account were two separate individuals.
- Some hold that the origin of this motif is the Sumerian myth in which the goddess Ninhursag created a beautiful garden full of lush vegetation and fruit trees, called Edinu, in Dilmun, the Sumerian earthly Paradise, a place which the Sumerians believed to exist to the east of their own land, beyond the sea. Ninhursag charged Enki, her lover and husband, with controlling the wild animals and tending the garden, but Enki became curious about the garden and his assistant, Adapa, selected seven plants and offered them to Enki, who ate them. (In other versions of the story he seduced in turn seven generations of the offspring of his divine marriage with Ninhursag). This enraged Ninhursag, and she caused Enki to fall ill. Enki felt pain in his rib, which is a pun in Sumerian, as the word "ti" means both "rib" and "life". The other gods persuaded Ninhursag to relent. Ninhursag then created a new goddess named Ninti, (a name made up of "Nin", or "lady", plus "ti", and which can be translated as both Lady of Living and Lady of the Rib), to cure Enki. Ninhursag is known as mother of all living creatures, and thus holds the same position in the story as does Eve. The story has a clear parallel with Eve's creation from Adam's rib but given that the pun with rib is present only in Sumerian, linguistic criticism places the Sumerian account as the more ancient
- Eve was created in the Garden of Eden to be the wife of Adam. God decides that "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a companion fit for him." and in Genesis 2:21–22 it states
"And God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man"
2) Now for the more in your face facts. Their shirts. Eve is wearing a white short sleeve t-shirt and Adam a purple sleeveless shirt (possibly with buttons). Now what are Jack and Kate wearing at the time they discover Adam and Eve? The same.
Now why and how wouldn’t we have seen this? Also, why don’t they stumble on Adam and Eve by chance or while exploring the caves? They needed the bee hive scene with Charlie and John. Why? One word: distraction. The bees eventually are the justification why Jack and Kate are SHIRTLESS when discovering Adam and Eve. Thus, distracting the characters and us from realizing that they are wearing the same shirts has when they discover A and E.
Jack’s shirt in a shot which I think is a hint from the directors: http://lostpedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Aande_2.jpg
I don’t know about you guys but for me 1 + 1 = 2. I think this is more relevant than any possible theories out there on who are Adam and Eve. As for the meaning of this, I’ll let you have fun! Post away, post away my friends.