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"The Prime is One, but the Jedi are Many."
―Kli the Elder in the Rammahgon[2]

The Prime Jedi was the founder of the Jedi Order. The Prime Jedi established the Order on the planet Ahch-To,[1] around 25,000 BBY.[3] The first Jedi Temple, which was located on Ahch-To, contained a mosaic of the Prime Jedi in a state of meditation and balance.[1] During the High Republic Era, the Meditation Chamber located on the space station Starlight Beacon also featured a mosaic of the Prime Jedi.[4]

The Prime Jedi was later referenced in the Rammahgon by the ancient Jedi Kli the Elder.[2]

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"This is a symbol of the first Jedi, or 'Jedi Prime'. The center, yellowish rocks represent the energy of a lightsaber, splitting off into two directions: the dark and the light side of the Force. The black rocks symbolize the energy of the Force—everything in between, binding our universe together."
―Seth Engstrom describing the mosaic of the Prime Jedi[5]

The Prime Jedi first appeared in a mosaic in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, the second installment of the sequel trilogy of films which was written and directed by Rian Johnson[6] and released on December 15, 2017.[7] They were first identified in Pablo Hidalgo's reference book Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary, which was released on the same day as the film.[1] In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the founders of the Jedi Order were Jedi Masters Cala Brin, Garon Jard, Rajivari and Ters Sendon.[8]

The final design of the Prime Jedi mosaic was completed by concept artist Seth Engstrom in April, 2016 after a long process of trial and error. The inspiration for the mosaic came from Taoist iconography of yin and yang, the balance between dualities.[5] The idea of delving into the origins of the Jedi Order harkens back to the initial plans Star Wars creator George Lucas had for the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, according to original trilogy producer Gary Kurtz.[9]

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