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A prophecy was a prediction of future events, often achieved through perceived divine inspiration or psionic powers. Prophecies were a significant cultural phenomenon in several cultures.
Some Klingons were known to make prophecies, many of which were stored in the library on Boreth. One such prophecy, written by Ghargh, foretold the birth of the kuvah'magh, who would bring the gods back from the dead. This prophecy was considered heretical by the 24th century. However, in the mid-23rd century, a ship of Klingons left in search of the kuvah'magh. The ship eventually found its way to the Delta Quadrant where, in 2377, it came across the USS Voyager. The Klingons decided the then-unborn child of B'Elanna Torres was the kuvah'magh. After the birth of the child, Miral Paris, and Voyager's return to the Alpha Quadrant, Torres travelled to Boreth where she researched the prophecy, eventually finding the Scrolls of Ghargh and finding it increasingly likely her daughter was indeed the kuvah'magh. (VOY episode: "Prophecy"; VOY novel: Enemy of My Enemy)
The Bajoran culture and religion featured numerous prophecies. By the 2370s the Vedek Assembly and the Chamber of Ministers accepted over a thousand prophetic works, though rejected several thousand others, including the incredibly accurate Ohalu Prophecies, which were considered heretical. (DS9 - Avatar novels: Book One, Book Two)