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Ha'la'tha
Ha'la'tha

Location

Tauron, Caprica, Leonis

Debut

Pilot

Significance

Tauron Crime Syndicate

The Ha'la'tha is a crime syndicate which has a presence on Caprica. Ha'la'tha is a Tauron word which means "always faithful to the soil." ("False Labor") The Guatrau is the boss of the Caprican Ha'la'tha. ("Pilot")

OriginsEdit

The Ha'la'tha began as a poorly armed, native Rebel force on Tauron that attacked the presidential barracks of the corrupt Tauron government. This initiated a two-year Civil War (12YR - 14YR). William Adama Sr. and his wife, Isabelle, were members of the Ha'la'tha during this time. ("Dirteaters")

After the war and facing extinction, the Ha'la'tha transformed to become an illegal underground organization throughout the Twelve Colonies. ("Dirteaters") (1)

CultureEdit

104 Watching Sarno Goldie's Triad

Playing triad and watching Sarno at Goldie's

Taurons seem to constitute most of the Ha'la'tha membership. Like many other Tauron immigrants in Caprica City, they do not assimilate with Caprican culture. Instead, they form a diaspora in the Little Tauron neighborhood of Caprica City. ("Rebirth") ("Dirteaters")

Members frequently hang out at Goldie's Off Track Betting which is located in Little Tauron. ("Rebirth") ("Reins of a Waterfall")

Ha'la'tha Proverb: "When the tree surrenders all its fruit, it's time to trim from the top down." ("Dirteaters")

BusinessEdit

The Guatrau's shell company, Obolus Inc., is located on Leonis.

MembersEdit

Production NotesEdit

In an interview with AfterElton.com, Sasha Roiz (who plays Ha'la'tha enforcer, Sam Adama) compares the Ha'la'tha with the mafia of our world.

AfterElton: ". . . The Mafia is basically an organization for extortion and making money, whereas the Halatha, as you just described it, is more like, 'We’re downright discriminated against so we’re going to do whatever we can."

Sasha Roiz: "I think it’s not really reminiscent of that modern day mob. It’s more like the turn-of-the-century mob. The early 20th Century when Italians, Irish, Jews all came over and had very limited opportunities. They were ghettoized and forced to create a life and survive any way they could. In response to being ghettoized and discriminated against, they found their own ways and their own rules." (2)

ReferencesEdit

1. See also Tauron Civil War.

2. Jensen, Michael. "Interview: Move Over, Captain Jack. There's a New Gay in the Galaxy Named Sam Adama." AfterElton.com, 3 February 2010.

See also Racism.

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