Earth Culture of Origin
Alternate Names / Spellings
Imhetep, Asclepius (Greek)
Patron of architecture and the sciences, medicine and knowledge, scribes
Depicted as a man dressed in noble robes with the punt beard, carrying the tools of a builder
Earth Mythological References
Imhotep was no god, he was, in fact, a real man embued with the status of demi-god. Under the reign of the Pharoah Djoser (III Dynasty, c. 2635-2570 BCE), Imhotep was first minister. He was also a physician, astronomer, scientist, scribe, as well as the visionary architect, having designed the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. In addition, his architectural ideas and concepts inspired and led to the design and construction of the Pyramids at Giza decades after he died.
A movement arose among the educated of Egyptian society, glorifying Imhotep and believing Imhotep to have been the son of Ptah, Egyptian god and architect of the entire universe. Hence, his elevated status from man to demi-god.
The word is out the Jaffa rebellion are united under a formidable new warrior, Kytano, former First Prime of the Goa’uld Imhotep. Bra’tac wants Teal’c to meet the charismatic Kytano, who soon wants to form an alliance with the Tau’ri. Initially, Teal’c is wary, but eventually he is won over, making the difficult decision to leave SG-1 and join Bra’tac and Kytano in the fight to free all Jaffa. O’Neill, however, remains suspicious of Kytano, and his suspicions prove to be well-founded as Kytano is revealed not to be Imhotep’s First Prime, but the Goa'uld Imhotep himself. (5.18 The Warrior)