Tartarus

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Tartarus

Summary

Tartarus was the home base of Anubis and where he created his kull warriors.

Factoids

  • Names and Designations: Tartarus
  • Number of Suns: 1
  • Number of Moons: 1 known
  • Source of Address: Kull Warrior
  • Introduced in Episode: 7.12 "Evolution Part 2"
  • Earth Cultural/Technological Equivalent: Advanced Goa'uld (and Ancient knowledge)
  • Main Interest: Anubis's headquarters
  • Influenced/Dominated by: Anubis
  • History of Stargate: Unknown

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Mythological References

Tartarus is both a place in Greek mythology, as far below Hades as Hades was beneath the heavens. It is where the Greek Titans bound the cyclops, and later where the eventual gods, led by Zeus, banished the Titans. It is a place for the worst sinners in both Greek and Roman mythologies.

Tartarus was called a murky pit hemmed in by three layers of night. Essentially, it is a version of hell. It came into being in the universe at the same time as Earth, chaos, and Eros.

Geopolitical Structure and History

Tartarus is a volcanic world. A Goa'uld base was propped on the molten and solid rocks that make up the landscape. This location was Anubis's main headquarters. The base remained a secret until use of a Tok'ra memory device on a Kull Warrior made him reveal the planet's location (7.11 "Evolution Part 1").

A Goa'uld queen stayed in the labs here, creating symbiotes without higher brain functions (7.12 "Evolution Part 2"). These symbiotes helped give life to the Kull Warriors who served Anubis. He created a whole army of the warriors on Tartarus before Samantha Carter, her father Jacob, and Teal'c blew up the lab and the unnamed queen.

Despite this setback, Anubis continued to use Tartarus as his headquarters. It was from here he ordered his warriors and fleet to take various actions. He transferred hosts and communicated with Ba'al on his plans to defeat the Replicators (8.16 "Reckoning Part 1", 8.17 "Reckoning Part 2"). When he learned of the Ancient weapon on Dakara, he decided to use it to destroy all life in the Milky Way Galaxy and remake it to his own liking. To get access to the weapon, he sent false intelligence that the bulk of his dwindling armies were regrouping at Tartarus (8.18 "Threads"). When the rebel Jaffa moved in to attack Tartarus, they found the stronghold empty. Anubis had split the Jaffa forces and defeated the small rebel Jaffa guard left on Dakara, claiming the weapon as his own.

Gallery

Kull Warrior remembers stars above Tartarus
Tartarus and its sun and moon
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Kull Warrior lab
Symbiote lab
Goa'uld queen in lab
Kull Warrior army on Tartarus
Ramp from base to Landing Pad
Tel'tak lifts off from Tartarus

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--Aurora 13:33, 6 June 2006 (PDT)