The Horga'hn is a small hand-held figurine
resembling a primitive wooden carving (large
oval head and small squatting legs) indigenous
to the planet Risa, a tropical Class-M planet
noted for its beautiful resorts and open
When a person wanted to participate in "jamaharon"
(a mysterious sexual ritual) he/she openly
displayed the Horga'hn to announce their
As explained by a beautiful Risan woman "The
Horga'hn is the Risian symbol of sexuality. To
own one is to call forth its power. To display
it is to announce you are seeking jamaharon."
The Horga'hn was first seen on TNG episode No.
67 "Captain's Holiday" when starship Captain
Jean Luc-Picard (Patrick Stewart) visited Risa
for a little R&R; and later on a 1996 episode of
STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE when Lt. Worf
(Michael Dorn) and Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell)
visited Risa on vacation.
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