I saw this question on tumblr and it stumped me:
Why are Bajor’s gods called the Prophets? In human culture, prophets are people who bear the word of a divinity, much as the Emissary does in Bajoran faith. Is this ever explained?
I agree, a prophet is usually seen as a subordinate to a deity. The term "Founder" for the Dominion's gods accurately reflects their authority, but why are the wormhole aliens called "Prophets"?