Homeworld: Bajoran Wormhole
Life Span: N/A live outside of linear time
Federation Status: Neutral
First Encountered: First encountered by Captain Benjamin Sisko and Lieutenant Jadzia Dax in 2369 (DS9:Emissary Pts. 1&2)
The Prophets as the Bajorans know them or Wormhole aliens to Starfleet are a race of non-corporeal aliens who reside in the Bajoran wormhole outside of linear space time. The Wormhole Aliens are worshipped by the Bajorans as the Prophets.
In 2369, Starfleet Captain Benjamin Sisko and Lieutenant Jadzia Dax discovered what would come to be known by the Bajoran people as the Celestial Temple. Referred to by non-Bajorans as the Bajoran Wormhole, leading to first contact between Sisko and the Wormhole Aliens. This resulted in his being given the title of Emissary of the Prophets by then Kai Opaka. He would go on to be taken into their realm in 2375.