Book of Origin
Religious text of the Origin faith, printed in Ancient. The book is an assemblage of parables and passages that the common man can relate to and live by. All topics tend to lean toward meditation on one's own significance and the path of righteousness towards a state of higher being.
The cover of the book reads: "Blessed are the Ori."
"Those who seek the path to enlightenment must not be led astray."
"Those who abandon the path are evil."
"Enemies of the Ori show no mercy in their attempts to draw believers away from the path."
"Then to Tyolus: say to the people of the low plains, seek not the wickedness amongst your neighbors lest it find purchase in your own house."
The Story of Amica: This is an example of a man who swayed from the will of the Ori, but he was forgiven his transgressions and found his way back to the path.
The Story of Hannor Mir: Similar to the Earth legend of Icarus, but with a happier ending. He fell from above and learned to fly on the way down. Ori Priors call this a good example of a miracle.
The Story of Petrus: In a time of need he spoke to a rock, not with his lips, but his mind, and the rock wept tears of fresh water until his thirst was quenched.
Avalon, Part 2 - Daniel and Vala discover copies of the Book of Origin in their home, and soon learn there are villagers who believe historical accounts which contradict it.
Origin - Daniel and Vala are taken to the city of Celestis where they learn more about the Book of Origin.
Ethon - When deciding the fate of the crippled Earth vessel Prometheus, President Nadal cites the Book of Origin.
Camelot - Just before the first wave of Ori warships open fire on the anti-Ori armada, Dr. Jackson attempts to sway them with a passage from their Book of Origin.
Line In the Sand - Tomin reads to Vala from the Book of Origin to try and convert her, but becomes convinced that the Prior he is serving with is misinterpreting the stories therein to fit his twisted agenda of violence.