Was St Nicholas a Klingon?

Almost 70,000 impressions (the number of times people on Twitter have seen the tweet)! Star Trek and the Saints—a powerful combination!

Needless to say, St Nicholas’s possible Klingon origin helps to explain the zealous violence he expressed toward Arius at the Council of Nicaea. Before he threw the punch heard around the Church, the Bishop of Myra was heard to exclaim, “It is a good day to die!” Historians still debate the precise meaning of the exclamation.

Some have speculated that St Nicholas was in fact the famous Star Fleet commander, Worf, son of Mogh, who is alleged to have traveled back in time in the USS Defiant. No evidence, however, has been advanced to substantiate this wild suggestion.

[The side-by-side photo itself is not original to me. I stole it fair and square. 🙂 ]

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1 Response to Was St Nicholas a Klingon?

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Somewhat tangentially, an interesting Arctic or Polar question is, what are Father Nicholas Christmas, his Green Brother, and Grandfather Yule (and exactly which of them are, in the words of Fr. N.C., “called Nicholas after the Saint (whose day is December sixth) who used to give secret presents, sometimes throwing purses of money through the window” – and when and how)?

    A lot of my attention to such matters had to be cut to produce a version of “‘Tolkien’s Narnia’?: Lit., Lang., Saints, Tinfang, and a Mythology – or Two – for Christmas” which could be read aloud in a mere 25 minutes, a slight revision of which will be appearing in print together with the other papers from the Tolkien among Scholars conference at Leiden University (18 June 2016) in a volume published by the Dutch Tolkien Society, Unquendor. But I hope to see how I can get more of my Polar musings into print, one way or another.

    I must confess, however, that the possibility of Father Nicholas Christmas, his Green Brother, and Grandfather Yule being Klingons were not among those that had occurred to me…


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