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"Mandalorian isn't a race."
"It's a Creed."
Carasynthia Dune and Din Djarin — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

The Mandalorian Creed was a creed followed by the Mandalorians. It consisted of several rules and was the definition of what it meant to be a true Mandalorian. It required Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin to take care of the foundling Grogu until he was reunited with his own people, namely the Jedi.[1] Loyalty and solidarity were important to the Creed, in opposite to the Jedi Order, who were opposed to attachments.[2] Mandalorians who followed the Creed helped fellow Mandalorians.[3] After Djarin agreed to help Daimyo Boba Fett with his war against the Pykes, he refused to abandon Fett, even when Fett suggested that he should leave because their forces were drastically outnumbered. Djarin stated that it was against the Creed to go back on his word, and he was willing to stay even if it resulted in his death.[4]

According to the Creed, if the Darksaber was won by battle, whoever wielded it could lead all of Mandalore. According to the Armorer, the Great Purge of Mandalore was a curse prophesized in the Creed, and happened because those born on Mandalore strayed away from the path and lost their way, and when the Darksaber was gifted to Bo-Katan Kryze, it went against the Creed. Those that walked the Way escaped the curse prophesized in the Creed.[2]

Djarin, who was unknowingly a Child of the Watch, also followed the Way of the Mandalore, mandating that he never removed his helmet in front of another person. However, Bo-Katan and two other Mandalorians did not have their helmets on in front of Djarin, while discussing a plan to take back Mandalore.[3] When Djarin was asked by the Armorer if he had removed his helmet, and Djarin hesitated to answer, the Armorer stated that by Creed, he had to vow. According to Creed, after one had taken his helmet off, the only way to be redeemed was in the living waters beneath the mines of Mandalore.[2]

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