[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: wIch

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Jun 24 08:28:36 PDT 2019

Klingon Word of the Day for Monday, June 24, 2019

Klingon word: wIch
Part of speech: noun
Definition: myth

  nuja' tlhIngan wIch ja'wI'pu' 
  According to Klingon legend...  (S8)

  "The stories acted out in Klingon operas may be adapted from a variety of sources: legends, history (particularly military history), famous works of literature." (KGT 73)

  "According to mythology, when a dishonored Klingon dies, his or her spirit goes to a place called Gre'thor, there to remain." (KGT 117)

  "A well-known Klingon myth tells of a man in the ancient city of Quin'lat who dies because, during a storm, he remained outside the walls of the city in order to show that he was not afraid of the storm and to make the storm respect him. Kahless, who was in the city at the time, remarked {qoH vuvbe' SuS} (The wind does not respect a fool), which has become a frequently repeated proverb." (KGT 122)

  The large spatial void created by Nagilum reminded Worf of an ancient Klingon legend of a gigantic black space creature that devoured entire ships. (TNG "Where Silence Has Lease")

  According to legend, Kortar, the "first" Klingon, and his mate were created in a place called {QI'tu'}. The two destroyed the gods who made them and turned the heavens into ashes. This event is recounted in marriage ceremonies. (DS9 "You Are Cordially Invited...")

  5,000 years ago a band of space travelers from Polex IV landed on Earth's Mediterranean; due to their ability to shape shift and control energy, they formed the basis for the Greek classic myths. "Most mythology has a basis in fact." (Kirk, "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

lut 		story (n)
lut'a' 		epic (n)
lurDech 	tradition (n)
qun 		history (n)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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