The Gates of Hera are twin mountain peaks on Kobol that mark the entrance to the Tomb of Athena. In the Colonial religion, it is the point from which Athena jumped to her death in despair over the Exodus of the Thirteen Tribes.
- The Gates of Hera are actually twin peaks just north of Vancouver, where the Re-imagined Series is filmed. They rise prominently over downtown Vancouver and are known locally as The Lions. The scene where they appear was shot facing south, with nearby downtown Vancouver hidden from view by the mountains.
- Compare these peaks with the legends surrounding the Pillars of Hercules.