- For other uses, see Cenotaph.
500 million years ago, Gorn placed a series of stone marker spheres in orbit of the planet. Pictographs on the spheres celebrated Gorn's honored dead and warned against trespassing.
In 2270, University of Colorado archeologist Holm Baynan visited Cenotaph to steal some of the planet's artifacts. He then broadcast a fake distress call to ensure his departure he would be defended by a Federation starship. The USS Enterprise retrieved Banyan, then found themselves confronted by a Gorn vessel commanded by Captain S'alath. To restore the honor of their dead, which Baynan had defiled, Kirk met with S'alath on Cenotaph and set the Galileo II on fire with his phaser — a Viking funeral ceremony. The confrontation ended with a handshake. (TOS - Unlimited comic: "Dying of the Light")
In 2409, Cenotaph was among the worlds of the former Gorn Hegemony where parts of the population rebelled openly against the Klingons. The KDF dispatched an assault squad to suppress the uprising. Their chance at succeeding was in excess of fifty percent. (STO mission: "Suppress Gorn Uprising on Cenotaph")
|Eta Eridani sector block|
|Aldebaran sector||Aldebaran (Aldebaran A, Aldebaran B, etc.: Aldebaran I • Aldebaran II • Aldebaran III • Aldebaran IV) • Azha • Beta Leonis Minoris (Beta XII-A) • Deep Space Station K-7 • Sherman system (Sherman's Planet) • Traelus (Traelus II)|
|Archanis sector||Ajilon system (Ajilon Prime) • Archanis system (Archanis IV) • Ganalda • Otha|
|Donatu sector||Alhena • Bepi 113 • Cursa system (Cursa) • Donatu (Donatu V) • Drozana (Drozana Station) • Ker'rat system (Ker'rat) • Starbase 157 (Starbase 157 system) • Zibal (Zibalia)|
|Gorn-controlled planets, moons and planetoids|
|Agornu • Axelot II • Cenotaph • Cestus Eliar • Gihdahr • Gornar (Tau Lacertae IX • Agornu • Garag • Koreb • S'sgaron • Shekkis) • Hranrar • Karazek • Maltharin II • Ozannot • Seudath • S'snagor|
|Gorn Planet • Parthenon 559|
|Cestus III • Gornar • Seudath|