All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. – T. E. Lawrence
Sir Peter Weyland, after expressing interest in the archaeological findings of Drs. Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway. Fund an expedition to investigate an ‘invitation’ found in constellations matching pictograms across several ancient civilisations and countries spanning decades.
Lawrence became a British Intelligence Officer during his Middle Eastern archaeological explorations before the war. His archaeological activities and Biblical interests helped shape him for the military and political role he later played.
Weyland’s Mother was a professor of comparative mythology which draws parallels between different stories, most pertaining to creation myths.
Both David and Lawrence travel through their respective deserts to prove themselves, Lawrence failed and David may too.
Here’s a theory I have on the story arc of the next prequel:
There are a few theories interlinked with each other and it’s my most out there theory yet.
The Moldavite creation myths,
The Constellations of Orion and Auriga,
and The story of Lawrence of Arabia and The biblical David and the homeworld of the creators of the Engineers.
More than one of the Moldavite creation myths says the green stone came from Orion, moldavite aka the green stone in the headroom in Prometheus links to the origin of the black ooze. Moldavite through many cultures represents knowledge and creation, like the fire of the gods.
I believe David will stop at Orion first to establish a base before heading on to Origae-6(aka Auriga, Prijipati: Sanskrit for Lord of Creation).
Just as Lawrence took Aqaba before taking Damascus, it was a vital move to ensure his success in taking the final city.
Damascus is also believed to be the same city biblical David had established his kingdom.
If you look at the positioning of the stars on the constellations in relation to Damascus and Aqaba you can see it is a very close resemblance.
If the Black Ooze comes from Orion, then perhaps Auriga is homeworld of the creators of the Engineers.