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Cassiopeia is harassed for being a socialator (Saga of a Star World).

A socialator is a 4,000 yahren old profession sanctified by the "elders," wherein a person obliges the desires of others. In other words, it's a euphemism for prostitute or "space hooker"[1]. Those who practice this profession are scorned by members of the Otori Sect.

Cassiopeia was a socialator prior to the Cylon sneak attack on the Colonies (Saga of a Star World).


Socialators are "a caste whose function was to entertain and give pleasure to others" and were "skilled in the music and the dance, and could speak with intelligence on nearly any subject".[2] I.e., they would be more akin to geishas and courtesans than modern prostitutes.


  1. Actress Laurette Spang called her character's original vocation this in Sciography.
  2. Kraus, Bruce (1979). Encyclopedia Galactica, p. 26.