Commander Adama - Played by Lorne Greene originally, Edward James Olmos gave the patriarch of the fleet an edgier, darker side and a flintier personality to go with it.
As the matriarch of the Forrester family, Flannery has delivered a nuanced role of the powerful woman who clings too tightly to her children and battles other women for the love of Forrester patriarch Eric.
The seat at the head of the table is always saved for the patriarch of the family.
The patriarch of each Hebrew tribe was written about in the Old Testament.
Without extensive research, it will be difficult to find the genetic roots of the ancestral patriarch of the family.