WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Mandalorian season 3 episode 2, “The Mines of Mandalore.”
The journey for those following the Creed is entirely predicated by the myth that forms the basis of Mandalorian history. Just like we see in movies such as Avatar the taming of a mythical creature is an action of titanic importance. As we see both Bo-Katan and Din Djarin walk through the ruins of Sundari it becomes clear that the myths of Mandalore’s past will soon become its future.
The importance of Mandalore the Great
When we look into the narrative that surrounds the power that incentives groups such as the Death Watch, or even why the Darksaber is important we see the links to Mandalore’s past. Mandalore the Great was one of the leaders that lead Mandalore against the Jedi during the times of the Old Republic in what is no longer canon. Despite the fact that in the expanded universe Mandalore the Great does not ultimately win the war, he acts as this figure from history that every individual warrior wants to be able to match. Even objects such as the Darksaber are linked to the past, which is where the ‘greatness’ of Mandalore is attributed by the followers of the Creed.
The Myth of the Mythosaur
While Din Djarin is following the Creed he returns to the Living Waters. Even as Bo-Katan is casting doubt and telling us some of her family’s history (without mentioning her sister, Satine) we see that Din completely believes. This belief leads him to find the Mythosaur. While this may be the first time we have seen the Mythosuar, its iconography has been present for years. We see it with Boba Fett, and even the necklace that Grogu wears. Even those who don’t believe in those traditions know the story, and the power to unite the Mandalorian people comes from what we may call, the supernatural. If Din Djarin can tame the Mythosaur he will become the miracle that may finally stop the endless civil wars that have plagued the Mandalores for eons.