Monday, August 05, 2013

Ithorian Jedi Meditation

I was just reading an article about the upcoming onslaught of new Disney-owned Star Wars media.

In the article's comments, someone mentioned "Ithorians". Being an self-admitted Star Wars geek of the highest order, I knew these are the 'hammer-head' aliens... like the one seen in the famous Mos Eisley cantina scene. (By the way, that particular Ithorian is Momaw Nadon. I'm so ridiculous that I knew that also & spelled his name exactly right...)

Anyway.... I did a random google image search & came across this cool image of an Ithorian Jedi, meditating in a natural setting.

The Ithorians are generally a peaceful species & environmentalists who live on "herd ships" above their planet, as not to disturb the natural ecology. Each herd was led by a force-sensitive shaman.

One of the great things about Star Wars is its use of truly alien creatures... Despite the differences between the many species from different worlds, "The Force" is a unifying & pervasive element that binds them all together.

Similar to how the Green Lantern Corp. is made up of beings of all kinds from across the galaxy, the Jedi were also representative of the myriad Force-sensitive lifeforms in the Galactic Republic.
 *After searching for the source of this image, I found it was originally in From Pencil to Pixel: The Art of Star Wars Galaxies

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