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Glyphs are symbols on Stargates which chevrons lock onto when a Stargate is being dialled. The basis for glyphs are star constellations. There are several differences between Milky Way and Pegasus galaxy glyphs.

Milky WayEdit


Diagram of the second-generation Stargate

A Milky Way Stargate has 39 inscribed symbols on the inner ring. When dialling, this inner ring rotates until the dialled symbol is aligned with the seventh chevron, at which point the ring pauses, the seventh chevron moves down and up, and the appropriate chevron in the sequence engages and glows red.

With 38 symbols, the Stargate network in the Milky Way has:

(38×37×36×35×34×33) = 1,987,690,320 possible addresses.

8-symbol addresses will yield:

(38×37×36×35×34×33×32) = 63,606,090,240 possible addresses.

However, not all points in space represented by these addresses have Stargates, in fact, there are sufficiently few valid coordinate sets that randomly dialling the Stargate is largely futile. (SG1: "Children of the Gods") If the person dialling does not know the point of origin symbol, there are many more possible combinations.

Because the gate on Earth was found without a DHD, the Stargate team on Earth developed a dialing computer to interface with the gate in order to power it and dial it by the use of computers (essentially an automated version of manual dialling). When using a DHD, however, each chevron is activated immediately upon entry of the symbols, without the inner ring spinning. This allows for a much faster dialling process. (SG1: "Stargate", "Children of the Gods")

Milky Way glyphsEdit

Position Glyph Constellation Position Glyph Constellation Position Glyph Constellation
1 MilkyWayGlyph01 Point of origin (Giza)[1] 14 MilkyWayGlyph14 Microscopium 27 MilkyWayGlyph27 Taurus
2 MilkyWayGlyph02 Crater 15 MilkyWayGlyph15 Capricornus 28 MilkyWayGlyph28 Auriga
3 MilkyWayGlyph03 Virgo 16 MilkyWayGlyph16 Piscis Austrinus 29 MilkyWayGlyph29 Eridanus
4 MilkyWayGlyph04 Boötes 17 MilkyWayGlyph17 Equuleus 30 MilkyWayGlyph30 Orion
5 MilkyWayGlyph05 Centaurus 18 MilkyWayGlyph18 Aquarius 31 MilkyWayGlyph31 Canis Minor
6 MilkyWayGlyph06 Libra 19 MilkyWayGlyph19 Pegasus 32 MilkyWayGlyph32 Monoceros
7 MilkyWayGlyph07 Serpens Caput 20 MilkyWayGlyph20 Sculptor 33 MilkyWayGlyph33 Gemini
8 MilkyWayGlyph08 Norma 21 MilkyWayGlyph21 Pisces 34 MilkyWayGlyph34 Hydra
9 MilkyWayGlyph09 Scorpius 22 MilkyWayGlyph22 Andromeda 35 MilkyWayGlyph35 Lynx
10 MilkyWayGlyph10 Corona Australis 23 MilkyWayGlyph23 Triangulum 36 MilkyWayGlyph36 Cancer
11 MilkyWayGlyph11 Scutum 24 MilkyWayGlyph24 Aries 37 MilkyWayGlyph37 Sextans
12 MilkyWayGlyph12 Sagittarius 25 MilkyWayGlyph25 Perseus 38 MilkyWayGlyph38 Leo
13 MilkyWayGlyph13 Aquila 26 MilkyWayGlyph26 Cetus 39 MilkyWayGlyph39 Leo Minor



Diagram of the third-generation Stargate

As found out by the Atlantis expedition, the Ancients seeded planets throughout the Pegasus galaxy with Stargates too, but used gates of a slightly different, more advanced design, although the differences appear mostly cosmetic. Pegasus Stargates are designed with blue chevron lights instead of red ones, and the address symbols are groups of small blue lights (rather than embossed figures) that light up sequentially instead of rotating. This also makes a manual dial impossible as manually dialling a Stargate requires the dialing ring to be rotated.

Unlike the Milky Way gates, Pegasus gates are depicted with 36 symbols. 7 symbols are still required to dial an interplanetary address, adhering to the same constraints as a Milky Way gate. With 36 symbols, the Stargate Network in the Pegasus galaxy has:

35×34×33×32×31×30 = 1,168,675,200 possible addresses.

8-symbol addresses will yield:

35×34×33×32×31×30×29 = 33,891,580,800 possible addresses.

Thus there are fewer possible addresses in the Pegasus galaxy, although it may still be the case that there are more Stargates there if more of the possible addresses are utilized than in the Milky Way.

Pegasus glyphsEdit

Position Glyph Constellation Position Glyph Constellation Position Glyph Constellation
1 PegasusGlyph01 Arami 13 PegasusGlyph13 Lenchan 25 PegasusGlyph25 Avoniv
2 PegasusGlyph02 Olavii 14 PegasusGlyph14 Amiwill 26 PegasusGlyph26 Bydo
3 PegasusGlyph03 Elenami 15 PegasusGlyph15 Salma 27 PegasusGlyph27 Zeo
4 PegasusGlyph04 Sibbron 16 PegasusGlyph16 Once el 28 PegasusGlyph28 Poco Re
5 PegasusGlyph05 Hacemill 17 PegasusGlyph17 Laylox 29 PegasusGlyph29 Tahnan
6 PegasusGlyph06 Ca po 18 PegasusGlyph18 Ecrumig 30 PegasusGlyph30 Ramnon
7 PegasusGlyph07 Illume 19 PegasusGlyph19 Subido (PoO for Atlantis)[1] 31 PegasusGlyph31 Gilltin
8 PegasusGlyph08 Zamilloz 20 PegasusGlyph20 Roehi 32 PegasusGlyph32 Acjesis
9 PegasusGlyph09 Earth 21 PegasusGlyph21 Alura 33 PegasusGlyph33 Abrin
10 PegasusGlyph10 Danami 22 PegasusGlyph22 Aldeni 34 PegasusGlyph34 Hamlinto
11 PegasusGlyph11 Sandovi 23 PegasusGlyph23 Aaxel 35 PegasusGlyph35 Setas
12 PegasusGlyph12 Dawnre 24 PegasusGlyph24 Recktic 36 PegasusGlyph36 Robandus



Diagram of the first-generation Stargate

Destiny's Stargate contains 36 symbols like Pegasus Stargates. The symbols are fixed on the Stargate and the entire Gate spins to dial an address. When dialling, the symbols light up to indicate they have been encoded. Destiny also contains a Gate bearing which lights up as each glyph locks, however planetary Gates do not share this trait.

The glyphs are not based star constellations as with Milky Way and Pegasus Gates since the gate must be able to dial addresses from a moving point of origin in many different galaxies, but rather are some mathematical or conceptual representation yet to be discovered by the people aboard. The Stargates seeded throughout the galaxies Destiny has visited also use this type of address.

Destiny glyphsEdit

Position Glyph Position Glyph Position Glyph Position Glyph
1 UniverseGlyph01 10 UniverseGlyph10 19 UniverseGlyph19 28 UniverseGlyph28
2 UniverseGlyph02 11 UniverseGlyph11 20 UniverseGlyph20 29 UniverseGlyph29
3 UniverseGlyph03 12 UniverseGlyph12 21 UniverseGlyph21 30 UniverseGlyph30
4 UniverseGlyph04 13 UniverseGlyph13 22 UniverseGlyph22 31 UniverseGlyph31
5 UniverseGlyph05 14 UniverseGlyph14 23 UniverseGlyph23 32 UniverseGlyph32
6 UniverseGlyph06 15 UniverseGlyph15 24 UniverseGlyph24 33 UniverseGlyph33
7 UniverseGlyph07 16 UniverseGlyph16 25 UniverseGlyph25 34 UniverseGlyph34
8 UniverseGlyph08 17 UniverseGlyph17 26 UniverseGlyph26 35 UniverseGlyph35
9 UniverseGlyph09 18 UniverseGlyph18 27 UniverseGlyph27 36 UniverseGlyph36


  1. 1.0 1.1 These glyphs are unique to the Alpha Gate and the Stargate installed in Atlantis, respectively. Other Stargates throughout Milky Way and Pegasus have different point of origin symbols, matching their respective DHDs.

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