- See also: The Bajoran religion
The chronicled enemies of the Prophets, the Pah-Wraiths inhabit the fire caves of Bajor. The sacred texts explain that they once resided within the Celestial Temple, but were cast out by the Prophets due to their evil tendencies. A minority of Bajorans worship the Pah-Wraiths as the true prophets of Bajor, denoted by an inverted Bajoran religious icon or a red earring which is worn on the left ear.
In 2375, the Pah-Wraiths selected Cardassian Gul Dukat, the former prefect of Bajor during the Cardassian occupation, as their Emissary. During a battle with the Emissary of the Prophets, Dukat and the Pah-Wraiths were sealed inside the Fire Caves along with the only known means of releasing them.