Camulus

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System Lord Camulus

Earth Culture of Origin

Romano-Celtic, Gaul

Alternate Names / Spellings

Camulos, Mars Camulus

Presides Over

War

Personal Symbols

The wild boar

Earth Mythological References

When the Romans invaded and subsequently conquered Gaul, Julius Caesar observed the religion of the Gauls and equated many of the Celtic gods with Roman names instead of the native Gaullish names. The conquered and conquerors either adopted or continued to worship these Celtic gods. Camulus was associated with Mars (Ares), the Roman god of war. Hence, Camulus is the Romano-Celtic god of war.

Although the British city Camulodunum (now Colchester in Essex) was named after him, Camulus was actually the tribal god of the Remi, a Gallic tribe living in Belgium.

Camulus was said to have wielded an invincible sword.

Stargate References

Camulus is the first System Lord to request a formal meeting with the Tau'ri to discuss a treaty following the defeat of Anubis. During the treaty negotiations, Camulus and his fellow System Lords, Yu and Amaterasu, demonstrate their well-known arrogance, making both demands and threats. Eventually, talks break down and the System Lords are imprisoned after it is learned they have dispatched a mothership to Earth. Seeing no point in holding them, they are eventually set free, at which point Camulus requests asylum on Earth. His armies have been decimated, he has nothing to go back to. He believes he may be of some use to the Tau'ri. Amaterasu and Lord Yu depart, but not before Amaterasu declares Camulus a traitor and a coward. (New Order 1 and 2)

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--DeeKayP 18:07, 10 Jul 2004 (PDT)