The Ori are fictional characters in the science fiction television series, Stargate SG-1. They are a group of " ascended" beings who use their advanced technology and knowledge of the universe to attempt to trick non-ascended humans into worshipping them as gods.
They first appeared in the ninth season of Stargate SG-1, replacing the Goa'uld as the show's primary antagonists. While the Goa'uld relied on stolen technology from other civilizations to pose as gods, the Ori also have paranormal abilities in addition to very advanced technology. As Ascended beings, they live on a higher plane of existence with great power and knowledge and are as close to being "gods" as any non-deific being can be. The Ori fabricated a religion called Origin, which they use in an attempt to control non-ascended beings. The Ori also attempt to destroy any planets and civilizations that reject Origin. A central theme in the show is that power does not make someone a god nor entitle them to be worshipped; rather, the way they use great power is the measure of how they should be honored.
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Ori (known as Orí in Latin America) is an Orisha and metaphysical concept.
Ori, literally meaning "head," refers to one's spiritual intuition and destiny. It is the reflective spark of human consciousness embedded into the human essence, and therefore is often personified as an Orisha in its own right. It is believed that human beings are able to heal themselves both spiritually and physically by working with the Orishas to achieve a balanced character, or iwa-pele. When one has a balanced character, one obtains an alignment with one's Ori or divine self. It is also believed that Ori be worshiped like Orisha. When things are not going right, Ori should be consulted. And to make things right Ori should be appeased. This is because whatever one becomes or whatever happens in one's life is as destined by Ori.
Ori is the DNA sequence that signals for the origin of replication, sometimes referred to simply as origin. In E. coli, ori is some 250 nucleotides in length for the chromosomal origin (oriC). The plasmidori sequences are similar to oriC, and are called oriV (origin of vegetative replication).
During conjugation, the rolling circle mode of replication starts at the oriT ('T' for transfer) sequence of the FAT plasmid.
Bacteria have a single origin for replication. Eukaryotes have multiple replicons, each with an ori. The replicons range from 40 kb length, in yeast and Drosophila, to 300 kb in plants.
Mitochondrial DNA in many organisms has two ori sequences. In humans, they are called oriH and oriL for the heavy and light strand of the DNA, each is the origin of replication for single-stranded replication.
- Ori Biton (born 1987), Israeli footballer
- Ori Calif (born 1977), Israeli lawyer
- Ori Elon (born 1981), Israeli writer and filmmaker
- Ori Gersht (born 1967), Israeli photographer
- Ori Kaplan (born 1969), Israeli musician
- Ori Kritz (born 1958), Israeli historian
- Ori Orr (born 1939), Israeli former general and politician
- Ori Reisman (1924–1991), Israeli painter
- Ori Shitrit (born 1986), Israeli football player
- Ori Sivan (born 1963), Israeli director and screenwriter
- Ori Uzan (born 1978), Israeli football assistant manager and former player
- Ori Yogev (born 1960), Israeli businessman