None (present), Pre-industrial (past)
Former Athosian homeworld
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None (present)Uninhabited, Athosians (past)
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- "There is still talk of returning, even though I've told them the Wraith have scorched Athos bare in revenge for our resistance."
- —Teyla Emmagan
The Athosian village was near a city built by the Athosians. Teyla Emmagan took Major John Sheppard to some caves where the early Athosians hid from the Wraith, and where Sheppard found a necklace that belonged to Teyla. Unfortunately, the central locket was actually a Wraith transmitter that detected the ATA gene in Sheppard, which lead the Wraith to cull the planet. The Tau'ri helped the Athosians to fight back, but there were still a number of losses, leading Sheppard to take the Athosians back to Atlantis. As punishment for the Athosians defiance, the Wraith devastated the planet. (ATL: "Rising")
Athos is littered with forests and has short days. (ATL: "Rising") It was later revealed that at some point the Expedition must have returned as Teyla commented that the Wraith had "scorched it bare" in revenge. (ATL: "The Storm")
Behind the scenesEdit
The planet is named after Mount Athos, a peninsular in Northern Greece or the Greek word "atheos" that means "without god"