{{Infobox Location
=The caves
=Natural forces
=Formerly by the survivors, now abandoned.
'' For the cave where Locke finds Eko in {{ep}}, see Polar bear cave.''
'''The caves''' were discovered by Jack while he was chasing the Man in Black disguised as his Christian Shephard. Due to its running supply of fresh water, it became, for a time, a home to the middle section survivors. According to Jack, it provided a number of benefits
*Location one mile from the beach camp
*Unlimited supply of fresh water
*Tree canopy which kept the temperature down
*Shielding from the sun
*Narrow openings, which meant better protection against predators

===Jacob and the Man in Black's Mother===
{{I=Jacob_adam_eve.jpg=200=left=Jacob laying his mother and The Man in Black.}}
The adoptive mother of Jacob and the Man in Black lived in the cave and raised them there.
It was also the place where the Man in Black killed his mother and where Jacob laid his mother and the Man in Black to rest, later to be known as Adam and Eve. {{Crossref}}

===Adam & Eve=== {{I=Aande_2.jpg=200=left=Adam and/or Eve in the caves in "House of the Rising Sun".}} {{I=0497c4790d3b384962a85848307847db.jpg=200=right=Adam and Eve together in the episode "Lighthouse".}} The remains of the Man in Black and his adoptive mother, which were given the names Adam and Eve by Locke, were found in the cave and had been dead at least 40-50 years according to the deterioration of their clothing. They were carrying one black and one white stone, which were placed there by Jacob. Jack took these stones and didn't mention them when Locke asked what had been discovered. {{crossref}} {{Crossref}} There were seen again by Jack and Hugo three years later, though they had changed positions and now both skeletons were placed side-by-side, and possibly in a different part of the caves, closer to Jack's father's coffin. The Religion and ideologies nickname was taken from Adam and Eve of the Bible. ==The caves and the survivors== {{I=Cargo.jpg=200=right=Jack staring at the newly found cargo compartment.}}The caves were first discovered by the survivors when Jack was chasing what he thought was his dead Christian Shephard who was later revealed to be the Man in Black. Part of the plane's cargo compartment also landed in the caves, along with various objects that were in it, including luggage, a coffin, and dolls. After Jack discovered the caves, he decided it was a good place to set up camp, due to its running supply of fresh water. However this caused a disagreement within the Losties mainly because it would be harder for them to be spotted by potential rescuers flying in planes. About half of the group moved to the caves. Many situations occurred at the caves. Jack and Charlie were in a cave-in, after a few days living in the caves, prompting Michael to check the structural integrity of the rest of the caves. Also Boone ultimately Life and Death here after sustaining fatal wounds while exploring the drug smugglers' plane. {{I=Moth2.jpg=200=left=A cave-in occurs.}} When Danielle Rousseau warned the group that the Others were coming; the group hid at the caves while waiting for the hatch to open. The caves were eventually abandoned once the hatch was opened (last seen in {{ep}}). Presumably, the Swan was closer to camp and it also had a sink, so trekking to the caves may not have been as practical. However, after the destruction of the Swan in {{ep}}, the caves did not appear as a source of water or protection for the crash survivors. They were also referenced afterwards, in {{ep}}, {{ep}}, and {{ep}}. tree mark's drop off point was described as being near the caves. {{crossref}} Several years later in 2007 Jack and Hurley visited the caves after finding one of Shannon's old inhalers while on their way to the The Lighthouse. {{crossref}} ==Residents== {="70%" border="0" ="20%" {{PortalImage=Jack-mini.jpg=Jack=Jack}} ="20%" {{PortalImage=Hurley-mini.jpg=Hugo Reyes=Hurley}} ="20%" {{PortalImage=Locke-mini.jpg=Locke=Locke}} ="20%" {{PortalImage=Jin-mini.jpg=Jin=Jin}} ="20%" {{PortalImage=Sun-mini.jpg=Sun=Sun}} ="20%" {{PortalImage=Charlie-mini.jpg=Charlie=Charlie}} ="20%" {{PortalImage=Claire-mini.jpg=Claire=Claire}} ="20%" {{PortalImage=Michael-mini.jpg=Michael=Michael}} ="20%" {{PortalImage=Mini-walt.jpg=Walt=Walt}} ="20%" {{PortalImage=Doug-mini.jpg=Doug (survivor)=Doug}} ="10%" {{PortalImage=Arzt-mini.jpg=Leslie Arzt=Arzt}} ="10%" {{PortalImage=Wayne-Mini.jpg=Background cast/middle section survivors=Unnamed}} ="10%" {{PortalImage=BethMerritt-Mini.jpg=Background cast/middle section survivors=Unnamed}} ="10%" {{PortalImage=Redhaired-mini.jpg=Background cast/middle section survivors=Unnamed}} ="10%" {{PortalImage=Mother-mini.jpg=Mother=Mother}} ="10%" {{PortalImage=Man_In_Black-mini.jpg=The Man in Black=MiB}} ="10%" {{PortalImage=Jacob-mini.jpg=Jacob=Jacob}} |} ==Disagreement== There was some disagreement among the survivors as to whether it was better to camp in the caves or on the beach. After Jack discovered the caves, he decided it would be a good place to set up camp. There was a contingent that disagreed, mainly because it would be harder for potential rescuers flying in planes to spot them. Among those that disagreed with Jack were Kate, Sayid, and Sawyer. * This argument seemed to have been settled in favor of the Camp after the discovery of the Swan. * Bernard attempted to use lava rocks to create a signal visible from the air; this was only possible on the beach. {{crossref}} * Arzt opposed the move to the caves, until he was spooked by Dark entity {{Crossref}} * Shannon did not want to move to the caves because Claire was attacked. (She called them the "rape caves"). Boone stayed at the beach to be with Shannon. ==In ''Lost Via Domus''== {{main(Via Domus)}} {{I=CavesVD.jpg=200=right=Elliott explores deep inside the caves. {{crossref}}}} In the video game ''Lost Via Domus'', a different set caves were seen in greater detail. The caves as seen in ''Lost Via Domus'' are considered a LostpediaCanon addition to the show. The caves were explored in further detail by Elliott Maslow and Characters (Via Domus). Elliott explored the caves on timeline and timeline on the Island. When Elliott first explored the caves, he discovered that they were filled with deep fissures, bats, and a dead polar bear. The Monster could also be heard inside the caves. Elliott also saw visions of Lisa Gellhorn inside the caves. {{crossref}} Characters (Via Domus). Elliott explored the caves and followed Lisa to a waterfall cavern. He discovered a corpse that was holding a compass. The compass had ''Via Domus'' inscribed on it, which means ''The Way Home''. {{crossref}} Characters (Via Domus)the Others put the compass there, and it wasn't an accident that he found it. {{crossref}} {{Nav-Locations}} deDie Höhlen esCuevas frGrottes heהמערות nlDe Grotten plJaskinie ptAs Cavernas ruПещеры CategoryIsland locations CategoryLocations