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In SG1S1E10, Daniel describes 2 types of Star gods:

  • the Tyrants

  • the Culture bearers

The Tyrants were equaled with the Goa'uld. While on the other hand there was Thor as a friend and protector of humans.
But is this distinction sufficient?
What about Athena, Isis, Osiris, Horus/Heru'ur, Olokun, Thoth,...?
I would say that mythology portrays them in quite the favorable way, as such why do they not help the Tau'ri?
Or are they just the selected few rational Goa'uld?

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    Athena = Baddie. Isis = Baddie, Osiris = Baddie, Horus = Baddie, Olokun = Baddie, Thoth = Baddie. Basically they're all baddies. – Valorum Dec 9 '18 at 19:27
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    I'm pretty sure that Daniel is describing the Goa'uld as the tyrants and the Asgard as the culture bearers. We've not come across many (any?) good Goa'uld that existed on Earth in ancient times. – Valorum Dec 9 '18 at 19:35
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    @Valorum Technically speaking, the Tok'Ra are the good Goa'ulds, however they didn't have any impact on humanity in the SG1 mythos as far as I'm aware. – Rebel-Scum Dec 9 '18 at 21:06
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    So, roughly speaking, Norse gods = good on Stargate. Non-Norse = bad, be they logical choices like Kali, Ares, or Balor, or completely weird choices like Amaterasu, Indra, and the Jade Emperor. It's really weird that the Norse gods were apparently "culture-bearers," whereas the deities of much larger and more developed societies in the rest of Europe, Africa, and Asia were apparently mere tyrants. – Adamant Dec 10 '18 at 3:37
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    Don't forget the South American/Olmec/Aztec/Inca/Mayan temple aliens who are the enemy of our enemy. Although it appears at least one South American god was a Goa'uld - the creator of the sarcophagus tech. – HorusKol Dec 10 '18 at 10:20
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The fact that the Goa'uld (and other aliens) existed and interfered with Earth cultures means that the Stargate universe is similar to ours, but not exactly the same.

So, there's no guarantee that the mythology of Stargate would exactly match our own.

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