In my blog post yesterday I made a case for the statue (which we only see from the back) being Set.
It could be Anubis, but the long jackal ears aren't there. Instead, as I pointed out in my post, Set was the mortal enemy of Horus, and was the god of chaos and destruction. He was eventually banished to the desert. Horace seems to be the enemy of the Others (who presumably worshipped the statue in their earlier days) and when you go off the island, you are banished to the desert.
But one of my readers, Chris Temple, emailed me making a case for another Egyptian god. This is Taweret:
She is the Egyptian goddess of
I think this is an excellent case. However, I think I'm still leaning to Set, simply because from the back the statue looks male and muscular, not, well, fat with her breasts hanging down to her waist. (Why is it that the childbirth goddess has to be a friggin' hippo?)
Here's a particularly wicked picture of Set.
I'll let you decide.