Most of Stargate SG-1’s episode titles have a link to the subject of the episode, but I have never been able to work out this one.

As a name it means “strong”, but it’s not a meaning that jumps out at the viewer.

Is there some other connection I’ve missed, or is it that to a North American audience the meaning of the name and the link to a character would be more obvious?

There are a number of characters who display courage and strength of purpose in the episode.


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The episode features a battle for the Prometheus one of Earth's interplanetary spaceships.

The name Ethon (or Aethon) is from Greek mythology

In Greek mythology, Ethon was the eagle that gnawed the liver of Prometheus — the name given to Earth’s interstellar battle cruiser on Stargate. Gateworld


The eagle who tormented Prometheus, Aethon, was the child of the monsters Typhon and Echidna.In English, aithôn may be written Aethon, Aithon or Ethon.

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    Thank you. I knew the story, but not that the eagle has a name and I never thought of spelling like that.
    – Cat W
    Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 12:35

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