The Svoriin fought many wars due to their differing religious beliefs; the most prominent two being the Gards and the Gemonites who had very differing beliefs about the Stargate, which they were unable to reconcile. The Gard, the oldest and most powerful church on Svoriin, believed that all life on their planet was created by the Supreme God, and their all-knowing benefactor, Thor, who had used the Stargate as a vehicle to create the Svoriin themselves from the chaos of the universe. The Gemonites, however, were formed around an individual known as Gemon who claimed he was a Prophet of Thor in the year 1198 and informed the masses that the Stargate was simply a holy object through which they would someday be reunited with Thor. Though Gemon was branded a heretic by the leaders of the Gard church, he managed to garner a large following through so-called "miracles" he performed thanks to a cache of Asgard technology which he discovered. (SG1: "Bane")

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