The Cavern of Despair was a location in Klingon religion thought to exist by the Klingons for those who had died and been forgotten. Klingons believed that the dead could not rest in Sto-vo-kor, unless the living honored the memories of them, otherwise they would reside in the Cavern of Despair.

In 2377, B'Elanna Torres recalled and told Kohlar that she had not made a plea for her deceased Klingon grandmother L'Naan since she was a child. They then prayed together to Kahless the Unforgettable himself to lift L'Naan and others from the Cavern of Despair and reveal himself to them in his full glory. (VOY: "Prophecy")