The Mandalorian symbol is an emblem of a skull of a Mythosaur. Mandalorians are a multi-species culture united by a common language and bound by a strict code and creed. A fierce warrior culture, Mandalorians develop a reputation as skilled mercenaries and bounty hunters as well as brutal warmongers.
The large, yet illusive mythosaur lurks in the Mines of Mandalore, an Outer Rim Territories planet and the homeworld of the Mandalorians. By the time of the reign of the New Republic, the mysterious creatures are long believed to have gone extinct.
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Origins and Legends
According to legend, the creature ruled the planet Mandalore prior to the arrival of the Mandalorians. Around 7000 BBY the Taung people arrive on the planet seeking to colonize the world. In the process, the Taung, under the leadership of the warrior Mandalore the First, wield swords and axes against the native mythosaurs, driving the large creatures to extinction. They name the conquered planet after their leader.
The mythosaur primarily endures in Mandalorian culture in two ways: through legend and through mythosaur skull Mandalorian emblem. Some stories claim that ancient Mandalorians tamed the creatures or even rode the wild creatures. Throughout the ages, some Mandalorians choose to wear the Mandalorian symbol on their signature armor.
New Republic Reign
During the age of the New Republic, Djin Djarin journeys to Mandalore. His mission is bathe in the Living Waters in the Mines of Mandalore. If successful, he will redeem himself for taking off his helmet, a forbidden action for Mandalorians. When during the mission he fall unconscious in the water, Bo-Katan Kryze jumps in to rescues him. During the rescue, Kryze unexpectedly witnesses a living mythosaur within the murky waters. She is the first individual in generations to spot a living mythosaur.
Who wears the Mandalorian Symbol?
Throughout the ages, many Mandalorian warriors choose to wear the symbol of their culture and origins on their armor.
Boba Fett (Shoulder Pauldron)
Boba Fett, genetic clone of the Mandalorian Jango Fett, wears the Mandalorian symbol on his shoulder armor.
Durge (Chest Plate)
During the Clone Wars, male Gen’Dai bounty hunter Durge wears a large Mandalorian symbol on his chest. Make no mistake, he is no friend to Mandalorians. Durge develops a strong hatred for Mandalorians throughout the years. He wears their symbol not as a sign of support, but rather as a taunting reminder of his hatred for the warrior clan. During the Clone Wars, he aligns with Confederacy of Independent Systems. He relishes the fact that he can kill clone troopers, who are genetically identical to the Mandalorian Jango Fett, on the battlefield.
Pre Vizsla (Cape)
Mandalorian warrior Pre Vizsla wears the Mandalorian symbol on his cape in “Voyage of Temptation”, Season 2, Episode 13 of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Vizsla wishes to conquer Mandalore and overthrow Duchess Satine Kryze’s pacifist regime.