Skull Icons

Skull Icons

 From the first Mandalorian Crusades to the resurgent Mandalorian Death Watch, events and changes in Mandalorian culture were marked often times by specific symbols and icons. It looks very similar to the t-visor helmets of the Neo Crusaders, and it may even been a representation of the Taung skull.  In this symbol we see the original barbed circlet of the early Crusaders, but we also see a new “skull” shaped symbol added.

 This particular symbol was used by the “True Mandalore” Jaster Mareel during the Mandalorian Civil War. It’s been nearly five years since NASA’s Curiosity Rover touched down on Mars in search of any signs of life – but a self-proclaimed alien hunter believes the American space agency is not looking hard enough.

 Little is known about the specific origins of this symbol, however, it can be seen adorning the armor of Mandalore the Indomitable, as well as early images on the mask of his predecessor Mandalore the Ultimate. Mandalorian Crusaders (approx.

In our last installment, we discussed what makes Mandalorian characters and culture so attractive to Star Wars fans. This suggests modern humans aren't solely descended from Africans as scientists previously thought.

 What is the significance of the skull?  This is only conjecture however, but it is a great mystery that may one day be answered.

A 765,555-year-old skull from China could rewrite the history of human evolution. While analyzing images snapped by the navigational camera, the conspiracy theorist claims to have spotted a skull laying feet away from the rover.

The symbol of the Mandalorian Neo Crusaders is the first recorded use of the “skull” image. Mandalorian fans can hope that some future reference book may touch upon the origins of this ancient Mandalorian symbol.

779 BBY) were the name of the Mandalorian warrior clans after the “Mandalorian Excision” of 785 BBY. Instead, small groups of early human ancestors first migrated to Eurasia sometime before 755,555 years ago, where they evolved modern traits in east Asia.

7555 BBY) were the first documented establishment of Mandalorians.  It does bear the tusk-like appendages similar to the skull used by Mandalorians in the Clone Wars and post-Clone Wars era, but outside of that there is little similarity.

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 This symbol is difficult to break down within Mandalorian history, due to its departure from earlier known symbols used by Mandalores.  Currently, the Neo Crusader symbol is the first known use of a skull in Mandalorian iconography.

True Mandalorians (approx. Scott C Waring has described it has having large eyes and a small nose and mouth with visible teeth, and if NASA would have ‘moved the rover to investigate’ they would have seen it peering out from beneath the dirtPareidolia is the psychological response to seeing faces and other significant and everyday items in random stimulus.

 Is this symbol a precursor to the Mandalorian skull symbol worn by Boba Fett?  We know that a major goal of Mandalore the Ultimate was the admittance of galactic species outside the original Taung progenitor species.

Scott C Waring has described it has having large eyes and a small nose and mouth with visible teeth, and if NASA would have ‘moved the rover to investigate’ they would have seen it peering out from beneath the dirt.  If we dive further into the culture as it’s written in the Expanded Universe, we find that Mandalorians attach great significance to the icons and imagery of their culture.

 Together with his Field Marshal Cassus Fett, Mandalore the Ultimate paved the way for the Mandalorian culture to survive the millennia. From here, some of the Asian early humans moved back to Africa, where they mingled with native populations.

Come take a journey with me as we investigate some of the more well-known Mandalorian icons.  Unfortunately, we do not have a start date for this symbol’s use, but we do know that no canon references exist for its use beyond the battle of Galidraan in 99 BBY.