Special Sub-Topic: Mythology, Gods, and the Goa'uld
|Which Egyptian goddess is the daughter of Ra?|
Hathor. We first meet Hathor after she has been awakened by an archaeology team exploring a pyramid in the Americas, "Hathor". She is a Goa'uld queen capable of spawning many Goa'uld larva and is said to be the mother of Heru-ur. In Egyptian mythology she is represented by a woman wearing a headress with horns and a sundisk.
|This god was actually the most arrogant giant in Mayan mythology.|
Zipacna. Lord Zipacna is first seen in the episode, "Pretense", where he defended Klorel in the triad on Tollana. After the death of Apophis, he served Anubis. He is described in the 'Popul Vuh', a compilation of Mayan myths and legends.
|Which Greek titan was the father of Zeus?|
Cronus & Kronos & Cronos. Cronus was an enemy of Apophis and killed Teal'c's father. He was eventually defeated through the combined efforts of SG1 and their android counterparts in "Double Jeopardy". In Greek mythology there were 12 titans, of which Cronus was the youngest. He was leader of the gods until he was overthrown by his son Zeus.
|Which of the following is the Egyptian god of chaos?|
Seth. Seth was the only Goa'uld to remain free on Earth following the rebellion of the Tauri slaves. It is believed he was in hiding from the system lords. In Egyptian mythology he is not only the god of chaos, but also the embodiment of pure evil.
|Marduk is the god of fertility and thunderstorms from whose mythology?|
Sumerians. Marduk was imprisoned inside a sarcophagus for thousands of years by his own priests, because he was so evil that even his own followers found his behavior abhorrent. Although the host died, the symbiote survived until killed while SG1 was sent to rescue a Russian team in the episode, "The Tomb".
|Which goddess was both sister and wife to Osiris?|
Isis. Isis was the Egyptian mother-goddess and consort of Osiris. She and Osiris were "banished to oblivion" by Seth when their symbiotes were placed in canopic jars acting as stasis chambers. The jars were recovered as artifacts, but the seal on the Isis jar was broken, and the symbiote died. Osiris survived and took Daniel's old girlfriend, Sarah Gardner, as a host, "The Curse".
|Which god is credited with building the first pyramid?|
Imhotep. Imhotep, a minor Goa'uld, pretended to be his own First Prime, Kytano, and led a band of rebel Jaffa. He tricked Teal'c and Bra'tac into his cause, almost leading to the death of Teal'c. When Teal'c finally realized what he was dealing with, he challenged Kytano to a fight to the death. Teal'c won, killing Imhotep. In mythology, Imhotep was known as a great architect, sage, and pyramid builder.
|Olokun is the Yoruba god of _________.|
the sea. Olokun was one of the Goa'uld System Lords seen in "Summit". Olokun was said to live in a huge underwater palace with both humans and fish as his servants. The Yoruba are an African tribe in Nigeria.
|Which of the following is the Hindu mother-goddess?|
Kali. Kali was another of the Goa'uld System Lords represented in "Summit". In Hindu mythology she is the symbol of dissolution and destruction. She destroys ignorance, maintains the world order, and blesses and frees those who strive for the knowledge of god.
|Apep is the Egyptian snake of the underworld. What is the name used by the Goa'uld?|
Apophis. Apophis was the Greek name for Apep, the great enemy of Ra, and rapidly gained power following Ra's death. Apophis was a primary enemy for the Tauri in the first 5 years of the Stargate program. In mythology he was an Egyptian monster living in perpetual darknessand was the chief antagonist of the sun god Ra.
|Heru-ur is represented by what animal?|
falcon. Heru'ur is the son of Ra and Hathor, a powerful System Lord, much feared conqueror, and enemy to Apophis. In a confrontation with Apophis, he was apparently killed in the destruction of his ship, and his forces were absorbed by Apophis "The Serpent's Venom". Heru-ur, better known as Horus in Egyptian mythology, was the son of Hathor and was born after the death of Osiris.
|Who is the Hindu goddess of destruction?|
Nirrti. Nirrti was responsible for the deaths of Cassandra's people, "Singularity". She spends much of her time conducting genetic experiments in an attempt to create a hok'tar (advanced human) to use as a new host, "Rite of Passage". As the goddess of destruction, the Hindu's believed she lived in the South, which is the land of the dead.
|Baal is the fertility god from whose mythology?|
Canaanites. Baal was one of the Goa'uld System Lords and although he voted to allow Anubis back among their ranks, he fought alongside Yu to fight against Anubis, "Fallout".
|Who is the Egyptian god of wisdom and writing?|
Thoth. Thoth worked with Anubis to develop the Kull Warriors, "Evolution". Thoth is the Greek name for the Egyptian god Djeheuty. Thoth was the god of wisdom, inventor of writing, patron of scribes and the divine mediator, represented by a man with the head of an ibis.
|Bastet is represented by what animal?|
cat. Bastet was also one of the Goa'uld System Lords who had suffered greatly at the hands of Anubis, "Summit".
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