Jesus & Alien Isolation
(uUuurrrGHGhg! ALIEN! ...uUrgh......ugh.......................)
no, no, the following text is not about Jesus Christ infected by a Xenomorph, even though that could lead to a kind of a funny story,
no, i want to take a closer look on the Sevastopol station from Alien: Isolation.
Sevastopol sounds very familiar doesn't it? Yes indeed, many of you may know the Ukrainian seaport located on the Crimean Peninsula on the black sea called Sevastopol, traditionally called Sebastopol.
The name Sevastopol has a greek origin, in greek: Sebastúpolis (Σεβαστούπολις) and it is a compound of the greek words 'sebastos' wich means 'Saint' or 'Majesty' and the word 'polis' wich can be translated as 'city', the 'City of the Majesty' so to say.
But wich majesty is meant here?
Not an Ukrainian one for sure. They chose the name 'Sevastopol' because with it's Greek origin the word sounded fucking awesome, right? RIGHT!
So we'll have to look for a different city, a much older one, with the same name.
And i give you a name: 'Samaria'
ok, doesn't sound like 'Sevastopol' at first, but wait for it!
The ancient city of Samaria was to be found in the ancient Kingdom of Israel, located in the Samarian Land and founded 876 b.C. by the israelite King Omri. Today central palestine, near the city Nablus.
Centuries later King Herodes named this city 'Sebastos', wich as said before means 'Saint' or 'Majesty', to honour the first roman emperor called Augustus.
So, now the ancient city once called Samaria is now called 'Sebastos'.
Another fact is, that after he left Nazareth, a man named Jesus Christ had a well known encounter with a women who went to a fountain in Samaria to get some water.
Because Jesus stayed for 2 days and talked a lot, many people of Samaria, called Samaritans, believed that he is the true son of god.
And with Jerusalem, Samaria was one of the first outposts were a christian community had been formed.
Looking back on the Ukrainian city wich is famous for it's black-sea-port, i want to mention, that the Sevastopol Station in Alien Isolation is not a space-port, but an outpost.
And with that the circle becomes full.
Samaria > Sebastos > Sevastopol
thank you for your attention!