Lo'taurs, also spelled Lotar, and literally meaning "You, human" in the Goa'uld language, are personal attendants to the Goa'uld, since the Jaffa served a strictly military function. A lo'taur was the most trusted servant of the Goa'uld, and learned many secret things about their masters. They are also valuable to have near by: if a Goa'uld host is injured beyond the symbiote's capacity to heal, they would be able to take the lo'taur as a host. Also, it is notable that some lo'taurs actually desire to be implanted with young Goa'uld, due either to their desire for power or their unquestioning devotion to their masters. It is unknown if these individuals are aware of the fact that the Goa'uld would exercise sole control of their body in that event. (SG1: "Summit", "Last Stand", "Abyss").