Monday, August 10, 2009

Cult of the Pah Wraith

Here is a DS9 costume add-on that designated a Bajoran as no longer following the Prophets, but rather their celestial antithesis, the Pah Wraiths. The episode "Covenant" featured Gul Dukat as leader of the cult of the Pah Wraiths on Empok Nor. Members of the cult had strict guidelines on their activities including procreation, for which Dukat had to give "consent." Followers of this faith outwardly displayed their participation by wearing the red armband and earring shown below. The armband was worn on the right upper arm, and the earring was worn on the left ear, opposite the traditional Bajoran earring position. Interestingly, the earring is a modified Major Kira earring. Sadly for its members, the ill-fated cult did not last long enough, to see its "gods" restored to the celestial temple. Rather they found that their leader was disingenuine and a hippocrt. Big surprise...

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