Jem'Hadar and Vorta see the Changelings as gods. I'm not sure if Changelings are deluded enough to actually believe this, or if they just appreciate the attention.

However, is there anything in the canon (or non-canon) which states whether changelings themselves have gods? Or are at least open to gods existing?

  • 1
    My gut instinct says no. Like most false gods, they've probably gone beyond the primitive superstitions of their followers.
    – Valorum
    Dec 13, 2015 at 21:45
  • 4
    “I'm not sure if changelings are deluded enough to actually believe this, or if they just appreciate the attention.” — I can’t remember the reference, but I think the Founders (“changelings” is kind of a racist term bro) intentionally engineered/raised the Jem’Hadar and the Vorta to think of them as gods. They did create both species (give or take), so from a certain perspective, they are gods to them. Dec 13, 2015 at 22:10
  • In non-canon works (the ds9 novels) the changelings have a "creator" they look to/for almost as a god.
    – TZHX
    Dec 13, 2015 at 22:45
  • @TZHX Sounds like an answer to me, if you can come up with a citation or two.
    – Kyle Jones
    Dec 13, 2015 at 22:55

1 Answer 1


In secondary canon (DS9 novels), yes.

From Memory Beta (emphasis mine):

The origin of the Changeling was unknown though according to the Female Changeling they were once a monoform based species until they evolved. According to the elderly Changeling Indurane, their race begun with a semi mythical being called the Progenitor which created the universe and everything in it according to their beliefs. This entity was noted to have taken a population of "solids" and imbued them with its own malleable characteristics which led to the creation of the Great Link. After which, the creature departed known space leaving the Changeling incapable of reproducing though with lengthy life spans.

This is sourced to the DS9 novels The Dominion: Olympus Descending and Warpath.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.