The Battle of the Pyrithian Gorge was a major battle between the Talaxian Defense Forces and the Haakonian Order, at the Pyrithian Gorge, during the Talaxian-Haakonian War.

In 2371, Neelix claimed to Kes that he had "gazed into the gaping maw of death – during the Battle of the Pyrithian Gorge I faced down an entire battery of Haakonian artillery." During the battle, his only cover was apparently a small crevice, which ultimately resulted in him becoming a hero. He later retracted his claim, and state that while he was on Talax, he was not fighting with the Defense Forces, but was rather hiding from them. (VOY: "Jetrel")