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- "The great queen Egeria. She broke from the Goa'uld over 2000 years ago. Her offspring became the Tok'ra."
- — Anise
Over 2,000 years ago the Goa'uld queen Egeria felt that using hosts for their own advantage traveled to the Earth to stop the Goa'uld from taking humans through the Stargate to be used as slaves. Ra found out what she was doing and removed her from her host and placed her in a stasis jar. However she had already spawned a brood of symbiotes lacking in the malevolent, egotistical behavior, the Tok'ra. (SG1: "Crossroads")
Egeria's stasis jar was taken to Pangar where it was placed inside a tomb. The jar lay there for hundreds of years until it was unearthed by the Pangarans in the 1940's. Removing her from stasis, she spawned another group of symbiotes, the Pangarans began to experiment on them. Egeria continued to be used for experiments for decades. Realising that the Pangarans would not stop their experiments, Egeria passed on a faulty gene so the Tretonin the Pangarans were making would not work, however they continued their experiments despite this. (SG1: "Cure")
- "Many of our historians speculated that Ra did not kill Egeria, as was widely believed, but...we never dared hope that she would ever be found."
- — Kelmaa
After meeting SG-1 they discovered that the queen the Pangarans were using was in fact Egeria and they informed the Tok'ra. One of the Tok'ra scientists gave up her life so that Egeria could use her host, however Egeria was too old to survive long. Egeria told them how to cure those who could not survive without the Tretonin. She soon after died and was taken by the Tok'ra. (SG1: "Cure")
Behind the scenes
- In Mythology, Egeria was a water nymph and the wife of Numa Pompilius, second king of Rome.
Egeria in Kelmaa's host