The Mandalorian Reveals the Importance of the Mythosaur to Mandalorian Culture
In the latest episode of The Mandalorian, “The Mines of Mandalore,” viewers witness the first ever appearance of the Mythosaur, a dragon-like creature that is revered by the Mandalorians.
The creatures are so massive that they are the size of a skyscraper, which makes them incredibly difficult to kill, but Mandalore the Great is renowned for having tamed and ridden a Mythosaur.
The Mandalorians wear images of the Mythosaur skull on their armor or tattoo it on their bodies, with a type of weapon called a Mythosaur Axe modeled after the skull shape.
In Disney’s Star Wars canon, there is not a lot of information about the Mythosaur, but we know that the species used to be referenced more often in the classic Legends/Expanded Universe timeline.
In that timeline, a helmet, not the Darksaber, is the artifact that signifies a person’s right to rule Mandalore, and that helmet is carved from a Mythosaur bone and passed down from one ruler to the next through honorable combat.
At the end of the episode, it’s hinted that the protagonists, Din Djarin and Bo-Katan, are about to encounter a living Mythosaur.
Given all the reminders about Mandalore the Great’s impossible feat, it’s assumed that the series is foreshadowing the fact that Din may attempt to tame the Mythosaur, just like his ancestor did.
It’s also possible that it won’t be Din who manages to tame the creature, but Bo-Katan instead.
Either way, viewers can expect a lot of Mandalorian vs.
Mythosaur action in future episodes.