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Jaffa forehead symbols

All of the major Goa'uld System Lords have their own 'mark' that they put on their Jaffa. The minor System Lords generally use the mark of their overlord, but there are exceptions.

Most Jaffa have a mark/tattoo that is in black ink. Higher ranking Jaffa can have silver tattoos. The First Prime of a Goa'uld will have a gold embossed mark, which is made by cutting into the flesh and pouring pure molten gold into the wound.

The tattoos - and the gold one in particular - are obviously very painful to apply, and they are also very difficult to remove. If a Jaffa try to do that, he or she will end up with an ugly mark. However, the Goa'uld are able to remove the marks, for instance to apply their own mark instead, after taking over the army of a rival Goa'uld.

This table shows the correspondence between Goa'uld and the forehead symbols their Jaffa have - when known.Read more... )

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