The Twelve Colonies of Man or Twelve Colonies of Kobol are fictional locations that constitute the principal human civilization in the original Battlestar Galactica television series, the "reimagined" series of the same name in 2004, and in the prequel series, Caprica, and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. The names of the tribes and the planets they lived on were borrowed from the Zodiac.
The Twelve Colonies were established by tribes who left their homeworld Kobol, the alleged birthplace of humanity. There were at one time thirteen tribes, but one went to a planet called Earth. In the 1978 series, the thirteenth tribe were humans but in the reimagined series the thirteenth tribe were biological Cylons. The humans of the Twelve Colonies (around 28.5 billion according to the official map released) were virtually exterminated by the Cylons on the onset of both series, called the Second Cylon War. Fewer than 60,000 survivors managed to escape in a small collection of civilian spacecraft that survived the Cylon invasion, guarded by the Battlestar Galactica. The concept of twelve colonies alludes to the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
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... In the 2003 series, the official currency of the Twelve Colonies is, again, the Cubit (abbreviated cb in the reimagined series banknotes), which has been used since at least 58 years before the ... It is similar to the euro in that the twelve worlds were united in a monetary union before the creation of the Twelve Colonies as a federal state ... Before the fall of the Twelve Colonies some worlds were highly industrialized, such as Caprica and Virgon, whereas others were more dependent on agriculture, most notably Aerilon ...
... This appears to be the state religion of the colonies government oaths refer to the gods, and back on the Twelve Colonies, public museums housed artifacts of the gods ... In another parallel to Western polytheism, the names of the Twelve Colonies and their planets are similar to the names of the constellations in the Greco-Roman zodiac ... The Scrolls tell that at some point in time, twelve human tribes left Kobol and founded the Twelve Colonies, while a thirteenth headed towards Earth ...
... The Cylon War began when the Twelve Colonies of Man came to the aid of an alien species called the Hasaris ... Despite the Colonies' help, the Hasaris civilization was eventually destroyed by the Cylons ... their victory, the Cylons set their aim on destroying the Twelve Colonies, who had helped their enemies ...
... The opening scenes of The Plan occur just prior to the destruction of the Twelve Colonies in the televised miniseries, Battlestar Galactica ... The destruction of the Twelve Colonies is depicted in a series of new special effects shots, with the Cylon Hybrid seemingly narrating the destruction in ... Almost all of the planets of the Twelve Colonies are depicted in short scenes ...
... See also Twelve Colonies Picon was originally the home of the Virgon tribe, but was later colonized by the Pisces tribe of Kobol it is one of the Twelve Colonies, and is a neighbor of other Helios Alpha star system ... It is considered to be one of the more advanced and wealthier colonies ... Like the other eleven colonies, the civilizations on Picon were destroyed by the Cylons in the Destruction of the Twelve Colonies ...
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