What are all the different terms used to describe the Stargate throughout the various shows? I know the Jaffa call it the "Chappa'ai". I've also heard "ancestral ring" and "Portal" (including the "Einstein-Rosen Portal"). Any other names?

I know this is a "list" question. But I know the list is small too.


Wikipedia offers a range of alternate names used within the show

"Astria Porta" (The Ancients/Alterans)
"Chappa'ai" (The Goa'uld and a host of human slave cultures)
"Portals" (Various Pegasus cultures and the Wraith)
"Ring of the Gods" (Tagreans)
"Great Ring of Abydon" (Tegalusians)
"Circle of Standing Water" (Salish)
"Doorway" (The Nox)
"Stone Ring" (The Nox)
"Gateway" (The Nox)
"Annulus" (K'Tauans)
"Ring of the Ancestors" (Satedan / Athosian)
"Wraith Well" (M7G-677 inhabitants)
"Circle of Darkness"(Medieval planet inhabitants)
"The Old Orifice" (Jack O'Neill)
"The Ring" (Daniel Jackson)
"The Gate" (Stargate Movie)
"gate/portal/door of stars" (Myers - Stargate Movie)
"Doorway to Heaven" (Myers - Stargate Movie)

  • No doorway! Denied! – DCOPTimDowd Sep 8 '17 at 17:19
  • I know I've heard the TV characters say things like "Get to the gate!" so it's not just the movie that has said it. – Thunderforge Sep 8 '17 at 22:17
  • @Thunderforge - I was merely giving an example. It's not meant to be an exhaustive list of every time someone has called it a thing – Valorum Sep 8 '17 at 22:27

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