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Was Ra an Asgard? Part 4

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

Post by Taylor Underwood--the Stargate Guy

The head of the Asgard host cannot physically fit inside of the human head. The human skull is far too small to fit a head twice its size inside. Furthermore, look at the position of the Asgard body within the human one. The ability for that body to operate the human would be not only be incredibly difficult, but impossible. There would be little to no room for any human organs. Since the Human host looks totally normal on the outside and does not look like an Asgard wearing human skin, it is not physically possible for this Asgard-like being to be inside of the human. Which brings us to a little thing called symbolism.

In cinematography there are many storytelling devices that are uses to convey a message to the audience. One of these devices is symbolism. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, symbolism is “the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.” Symbol being defined as “a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process.” The showing of the Asgard-like alien inside of the human, which cannot possibly happen physically, is a symbol of past lives upon its death. Similar to a human’s life flashing before its eyes when the brain starts to shut down. So, no there was not a Goa’uld inside of an Asgard inside of a human. Russian nesting dolls and hosts do not have that in common.

Therefore, the idea that the last scene means that Ra was not a Goa’uld but another species is incorrect. Now of course the original creator of Stargate had different ideas than Brad Wright and Johnathan Glassner, such as the type, look, and actions of the Goa’uld. But if it comes right down between the movie by the original creator and over 300 TV episodes and two movies, I’m gonna go with the 300 episodes and two movies when it comes to an inconsistency between Stargate the movie and the rest of the franchise. So yes, Ra was an Asgard, but yet he was not.


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