Tython: An in-depth look at the Jedi’s home world

The Mandalorian Chapter 14. Photo courtesy of Disney+.
The Mandalorian Chapter 14. Photo courtesy of Disney+. /
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This article is a reader’s guide to the planet Tython that was mentioned in The Mandalorian season 2.

Before the introduction of Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the planet that was considered the original home world of the Jedi Order was Tython. This planet was located in the Deep Core of the galaxy, a region of space seven thousand light-years across and located near a black hole that made hyperspace travel there difficult due to its effects on space-time.

The planet was settled by the Jedi (Je’daii) circa 36,000 years before the Battle of Yavin that ended with the destruction of the first Death Star. According to legends, the Jedi came to this planet aboard pyramid-shaped ships called the Tho Yor.

The Tho Yor had traveled throughout the galaxy gathering all of those who were found to be Force-sensitive. Together with artisans, philosophers, priests, scientists, and warriors they came to Tython, a planet that was found to have a strong connection to the Force.

Continue reading on to know more about Tython and its connection to the Jedi!