anyone thought that the stepmother may be "Tawaret"?
I'm not saying she is the goddess herself, which is anyway a possibility as we are now deep into mythological plot lines and she had been on the island since before anyone else we've seen so far; but also that she could have been identified by Jacob as such.
She seems to have come from an older civilization than the Romans, she also seemed to keep some of the old Egyptian traditions, like tapestry weaving, and maybe she taught them to MiB and for a longer amount of years to Jacob. Jacob has definitely had about 2000 years to familiarise himself with all kinds of civilizations, cultures and mythologies: for one, he's been in contact with thousands of humans on and off island, having had an enormous time to learn; for two, he's been initiated into the mysteries of the island by his step-mother and then, presumably, by his own status as "protector".
So in short, what if Jacob asked some of the people who arrived to the island between "Across the Sea" and "Ab Aeterno" to build a gigantic Tawaret statue where he could live in, to honor his mother and predecessor?
--MissFirean 19:46, May 12, 2010 (UTC)