In Hirogen culture, a relic was a trophy crafted from the body parts of captured prey. A relic was held in high esteem if it took considerable skill to acquire. Fellow hunters often competed for the spoils of the hunt, desiring the most exotic prizes.
In 2374, Tuvok and Seven of Nine were captured by a pair of Hirogen who declared them relics of the hunt, albeit not particularly worthy ones due to the ease with which their shuttlecraft was captured. While preparing to conduct an osteotomy, one of them told Seven, "Unusual relics are prized. Yours will make me envied by men and pursued by women." (VOY: "Hunters")