A shaman, also known as a medicine man, was a member of a primitive society, usually an elder, who was thought to have mystical powers or be able to communicate with spirits or deities. Shamans had various roles depending on the species and the level of sapience. They existed in the societies of the Duloks, Ewoks, Felucians, Gutretees, Jawas, Kaleesh, Nelvaanians, Sand people, Tintinna, Nightsisters and Wookiees. There was also a Shaman of the Whills, although the exact nature of this shaman is unknown.
Often, the shaman was actually a Force Adept. They used their connection with the Force to heal or provide insight to the future. They were considered wise and often served as mediators in conflicts. Usually pacifistic, some shamans were well trained in the martial arts and engaged in battles with the warriors from their tribe.
Apart from her ability to communicate with the other realm, the Nightsister shaman was also the keeper of the artifacts. Apparently, all Nightsister talismans and other Force-imbued items belonged to the community and were placed under the authority of the shaman. Indeed, the witches had to borrow the artifacts and return them afterwards. When Charal turned her back on her sisters and left Dathomir, she secretly stole the Talisman of the Raven. Many years later, in her manifesto Wild Power, clan shaman Talzin complained about "one of the sisters" never returning the talisman.
- Nanta – Ewok
- Zarrak – Ewok
- Umwak – Dulok
- Orvos – Nelvaanian
- Aved Luun – Jawa
- Herat – Jawa
- Dresk Kist – Slith
- Eeytch – Menahuun
- Grenal – Whiphid
- Chrech Estha
- Okko – Ysanna
- Shaman of the Whills – Whill
- Talzin – Dathomirian
- Tseeach – Fyodoi
- Yustavan – Gutretee
- Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm 1
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan
- Darth Plagueis (Mentioned only)
- The Wrath of Darth Maul
- Star Wars: Clone Wars
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Nightsisters"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Monster"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Witches of the Mist"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Massacre"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brothers"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revenge"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (Mentioned only) (in cut lines)
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith comics
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (First appearance of Felucian Shamans)
- Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees
- Star Wars 10: Behemoth from the World Below
- Classic Star Wars: Devilworlds
- The Isis Coordinates
- Star Wars: Ewoks
- Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
- Ewok Village
- "Escape from Balis-Baurgh"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 1
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi novel (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi junior novel
- The Ewoks Join the Fight
- Escape from Balis-Baurgh (Mentioned only)
- Tatooine Ghost
- Dark Empire II
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ The Ewoks Join the Fight
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees
- ↑ Threats of the Galaxy
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Ewoks
- ↑ Heroes & Rogues
- ↑ Star Wars Adventure Journal 1
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Galactic Campaign Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: Clone Wars
- ↑ Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Jabba's Palace Limited (Card: Aved Luun)
- ↑ Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Jabba's Palace Limited (Card: Herat)
- ↑ Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin
- ↑ Reckonings"—Star Wars Gamer 7 "
- ↑ The Black Sands of Socorro
- ↑ Star Wars Adventure Journal 13
- ↑ Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds
- ↑ Dark Empire II
- ↑ Classic Star Wars: Devilworlds
- ↑ Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (comics)
- ↑ Planets of the Galaxy, Volume Two
- ↑ The Isis Coordinates
- Shaman on Wikipedia
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