The Mythosaurs of Mandalore

08 March 2023
You are a Mandalorian! Your ancestors rode the great Mythosaur." - Kuiil to Din Djari

The Mythosaurs of Mandalore are a legendary species of massive creatures that once roamed the planet Mandalore in the Star Wars universe. These creatures have become an important part of Mandalorian culture and history, frequently referenced in stories and legends.

The Mythosaurs were massive reptilian creatures that were the apex predators on Mandalore. They were said to be so large that they could easily swallow a Bantha whole, and their tough hide made them almost invulnerable to conventional weapons. The Mythosaurs were known for their ferocity and strength, and they were revered by the Mandalorian people for their ability to survive in the harsh environment of Mandalore.

According to Mandalorian legend, the Mythosaurs were hunted to extinction by the ancient Mandalorian warriors, who used their formidable skills and weapons to take down these massive beasts. The Mandalorian warriors used the bones and hide of the Mythosaurs to create their armor and weapons, which became a symbol of their strength and power. 

mythosaur skelton star wars 69 comic

The Mandalorian people in Star Wars cannon still celebrate the myth of the Mythosaurs, and their image can be found on many Mandalorian banners and flags. The symbol of the Mythosaur skull is particularly iconic, and it is frequently worn as a badge of honor by Mandalorian warriors and soldiers.

Boba Fett's armor, as first introduced in the Star Wars films "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," featured the symbol of the mythosaur, which was prominently displayed on the shoulder plate of his armor.

mythosaur symbol on boba fett shoulder

The inclusion of the mythosaur symbol on Boba Fett's armor is significant for several reasons. Firstly, it serves as a clear indication that Fett is a Mandalorian warrior, and that he is proud of his cultural heritage. This is in line with Fett's reputation as a skilled and honorable bounty hunter who values his professional reputation and his sense of identity as a Mandalorian.

In the Star Wars universe, the Mythosaurs have been referenced in various media including Star Wars comic number #69:

"The Mandalorian" live-action series on Disney+. In "The Mandalorian," the protagonist Din Djarin is revealed to be a member of a faction of Mandalorians called the Children of the Watch, who follow strict traditional customs and beliefs.

The Children of the Watch venerate the Mythosaurs as a symbol of their strength and resilience, and they believe that they are the true heirs of Mandalorian culture and history.

The Mandalorian television show uses the mythosaur in various ways to pay homage to the Mandalorian culture and its history. One of the most significant ways in which the show uses the mythosaur is through the use of the Mandalorian symbol, which prominently features the skull of a mythosaur. This symbol appears throughout the show, often on the armor of various characters

Season three takes this to a new level and it's revealed in episode 2: The Mines of Mandalore that the creatures still exist:

live action mythosaur mandalorian


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