The Mandalorian season 3 episode 2 introduced the Mythosaur, a legendary creature with major ties to Mandalore and the Mandalorian race. While a living Mythosaur appearing in a Star Wars live-action series is exciting in and of itself, its debut has huge implications for the future of Star Wars and Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal).
How The Mandalorian’s Mythosaur will lead to the rise of Mandalore
The Mythosaur’s importance to The Mandalorian was first revealed in The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 5, with a conversation between Din and The Armorer — leader of the Tribe — discussing a Mandalorian prophecy.
“The songs of eons past foretold of the Mythosaur rising up to herald a new age of Mandalore,” The Armorer told Din, though concluded: “Sadly, it only exists in legends.”
While The Armorer seems convinced that the Mythosaur is simply a legend, episode 2 of season 3 reveals that the creature is alive and well, residing in the living waters. After Din is pulled into the waters and rescued by Bo Katan, the Mythosaur wakes up, and Star Wars fans have their theories on why this could be the case.
As pointed out on Twitter, the Mythosaur potentially awoke from hibernation due to it sensing the “true ruler of Mandalore” appearing in the living waters. Mandalorian ancestors were said to tame and ride Mythosaurs thousands of years ago, and it seems all but certain that Din will wind up doing the same with the Mythosaur he and Bo Katan have discovered in the living waters.
The Mandalorian season 3 is heavily focused on Mandalore and the scattering of the Mandalorian race. As the “songs of eons past” describes a Mythosaur being the thing that marks a new age for Mandalore, it seems highly likely that Din will tame the beast, and unite the Mandalorians as a result.
As The Armorer explains in The Book of Boba Fett, despite the Empire having been such a major part of the Star Wars galaxy, they technically only existed for 30 years, whereas the Mandalorians existed for “over 10,000 years.” The Mandalorians reclaiming their place as a huge part of the galaxy, and not a bunch of scattered tribes carrying out bounties, will have wide-ranging implications for the future of Star Wars.