THE STARGATE OMNIPEDIA|
1. Goa'uld term for a larval Goa'uld symbiote.
2. The ceremony in which a young Jaffa, upon reaching the Age of Prata, is implanted with his or her first larval symbiote. The ceremony creates a pouch for the symbiote in the Jaffa's abdomen. Upon reaching this age, a Jaffa child's normal immune system begins to fail due to the Goa'uld's genetic manipulation of their race, and the child must take a symbiote in order to survive.
KEY EPISODE(S) -
Bloodlines - Teal'c returns to Chulak to stop his son Rya'c's prim'tah ceremony, but arrives too late. Teal'c gives up his own symbiote to keep his son alive.
The Serpent's Lair - Apophis orders Teal'c prim'tah removed, telling his men that it is the worst death a Jaffa can know.
Crossroads - The Jaffa priestess Shau'nac's prim'tah comes to full maturity, and she tells SG-1 that she has learned to communicate with it -- something forbidden to Jaffa. Teal'c learns that his father was killed when Cronus crushed his prim'tah.
Double Jeopardy - Cronus attempts to slowly kill Teal'c by crushing his prim'tah, the same way that he killed Teal'c's father.
Birthright - The Hak'tyl resistance steals symbiotes from other Jaffa for their children, who require a symbiote upon reaching the Age of Prata.
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