Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 18:58:34 -0400 | Header from the message
To: [email protected] | forwarded to tlhingan-hol
From: TPO [email protected] |
Subject: gods (from Marc) |

From the startrek.klingon news group:

There is a Klingon word that could be translated "god" or
"supernatural being": Qun.

In talking of times long ago (pre-Kahless?), Klingons
mention these beings, and there seem to have been a good
number of them (the plural of Qun is Qunpu' since they
are or were presumably capable of using language, which is
what the plural suffix -pu' implies). Though too little
is known of ancient Klingon theology, there doesn't seem to
have been a single Qun that stood out from the rest.
Indeed, the Qunpu' appear to have acted collectively.

Qunpu' are distinct from qa'pu' "spirits" (such as the
spirits of the dishonored dead which reside at Gre'thor).

Qun'a' "great god" (Qun plus -'a', the augmentative
suffix) may or may not be an appropriate translation for a
single supernatural being in a monotheistic system, since
the Qun'a' would still be one among many.