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Masaka's temple was a temple of the sun goddess Masaka in the D'Arsay mythology. It was known, as well, as the Queen's temple. This temple was located in Masaka's city.

In 2370, Captain Jean-Luc Picard learned from Ihat that a sign was needed for building the temple. Picard convinced Ihat into giving him the sign. Before Ihat could fully describe the sign, Masaka intervened, killing Ihat. Then, Picard acquired the rest of the sign from an old man. The sign was, "A line, as the unending horizon. A curve as the rolling hillside. A point as a distant bird. A ray as the rising sun."

Later, the sign was accepted by the D'Arsay archive transformative program, which recreated the temple aboard the USS Enterprise-D. This action got the attention of Data, who was playing Masaka. In the temple, Masaka was confronted by the moon god Korgano, as played by Picard, who successfully convinced Masaka to rest. The temple disappeared afterwards, as the starship's interior spaces returned to normal. (TNG: "Masks")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 291), the basic structure of this temple was used as the meeting hall in "Meridian", the Klingon Great Hall in "The House of Quark", and the interior of the Albino's home in "Blood Oath".

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