Atheloe was a male Lutrillian who lived during the Galactic Civil War. He was present in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on the day that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker chartered Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon for passage to Alderaan in 0 BBY. Atheloe had a seat in front of the entrance and close to the bar.[1][2]

Behind the scenes[]

Atheloe was created as a background character for the cantina scene in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, one of two members of his species to appear in the film. The character was designed by John Mollo,[3] and his mask was sculpted by Stuart Freeborn for shooting in England.[4] The only difference between the two Lutrillian costumes was an ascot worn by one of the actors;[5] the crew referred to at least one of these characters as the Colonel,[4] and at least one as the Hare Mouse.[6] Lucasfilm's personnel dubbed one of the characters as Ownellco when Kenner asked for official names for the cantina denizens. The article "Cantina Roll-Call: Shedding Light on Some Alien Aliases" conflates these two Lutrillians as the same, leaving it unclear which Lutrillian was due to be named Ownellco.[4] However, the article "Rogues Gallery: The Unusual Suspects: Who's Who in Mos Eisley" establishes that the ascot-wearing Lutrillian is Ownellco and gives the name of Atheloe to the seated Lutrillian.[1] The name "Atheloe" was originally used as an example Lutrillian name in Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds.[7]


Atheloe meets with Tzizvvt

Atheloe is not very visible, and he receives little screen time, only briefly visible sitting near a pillar directly in front of the cantina entrance. One of the Lutrillians is later visible walking the streets of Mos Eisley.[2] Atheloe is more prominently featured in a rough cut of the cantina sequence.[8]


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