- "Pomojema, god of the Kaiburr. It almost seems familiar, somehow. That's crazy, of course."
Pomojema was a minor god who was worshiped by natives of Mimban as a healer-god, before the planet's mining settlements grew culturally disruptive. He was believed to have a humanoid body, wings, and a face of tentacles. Priests of the Temple of Pomojema used a Kaiburr crystal to amplify their Force powers.
History[edit | edit source]
- "Nobody wants his neighbor's god to have a bigger reputation than his own. But with this Pomojema, those legends could hold some truth."
The Mimbanites, Coways, Thrella, and other sentients of the planet Mimban had thousands of deities, each of which had their own temples and sanctuaries scattered across the planet. Of these Pomojema hardly stood out. A minor god of healing, the exact nature of Pomojema's worship and powers had been all but lost to history by the time of Imperial occupation during the Galactic Civil War. Those who did know about Pomojema often thought the tales of miraculous healing done in his service were little more than superstitions. However, the Temple of Pomojema was the resting place of the fabulous Kaiburr crystal, an artifact that amplified the Force power of anyone who used it. It was possible that the tales of Pomojema's healing abilities were a result of Force healing amplified through use of the Kaiburr crystal.
By the year 2 ABY the Temple of Pomojema had been abandoned, save for a Hssiss who had taken up residence there, possibly due to the Kaiburr crystal's connection with the Force. Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker dueled Darth Vader, who sought the Kaiburr crystal in the temple, giving their associate Halla the chance to claim the crystal.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "This Pomojema was a minor god, but one who was supposed to be able to give his priests the ability to perform miraculous feats."
Pomojema was known for his healing ability. The statue of Pomojema in his temple depicted him as vaguely humanoid, with two leathery wings, and hands and feet with enormous claws. Beneath his eyes there was no humanoid face, but rather a collection of writhing tentacles.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Author Joseph Bongiorno has hinted at a connection between Pomojema and Typhojem. While the connection has not been made explicit in any published source, comments by Bongiorno give credence to the description of Pomojema's image being quite similar to the description of the god-creature Cthulhu described in the works of horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Splinter of the Mind's Eye (First appearance) (Statue)
- Splinter of the Mind's Eye 1 (Mentioned only)
- Splinter of the Mind's Eye 2 (Mentioned only)
- Splinter of the Mind's Eye 4 (Statue)
- The Pandora Effect (Mentioned only) (as "The Left-Handed god")
- Cult Encounters of the Star Wars Universe (Canceled novella)
- Supernatural Encounters: The Trial and Transformation of Arhul Hextrophon (Canceled novella) (as Typhojem)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded
- Supernatural Encounters in the Star Wars Universe (Cut article) (Indirect mention only)
- Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story