2012/04/23

T is For...

In the continuation of the A to Z Challenge in my post today. We are to the letter T and that stands for Tusken Raiders.
A Tusken Raider, a native inhabitant of Tatooine.


were a culture of nomadic, primitive sentients indigenous to Tatooine, where they were often hostile to local settlers. The term Sand People was given to them due to their existence in the desert,  but the more formal name of Tusken Raiders was acquired much later, due to a period of concerted attacks on the settlement at Fort Tusken. This later became the definitive name for the species
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Specialists studying the past of the Tusken Raiders also used the term Ghorfa to denote an earlier sedentary phase of their culture, and lastly Kumumgah, for the earliest stratum of sentient civilization on the planet, believed by some to represent a common ancestry shared by the Ghorfa and the Jawas. In the culture of the Tuskens, to expose any part of the flesh was forbidden and seen as a disgrace.

I hope that you guy enjoyed this little snippet about Sand People. I actually have one that stands on a dresser in the bedroom;) Am I SW geek or what. I dunno, but I have been fasinated with these people.

Does the fact that they cannot expose flesh should familiar? 
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12 comments:

  1. I always loved the Sand People. Their lore and history was fascinating, and their secrecy was creepy. The parts dealing with the Sand People in KOTOR was super fun.

    Great post!

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    1. Glad to see that you liked the info about Sand People. They sure a fascinating group.

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  2. "The sand people ride single-file to conceal their numbers." A friend of mine felt that important enough to write in my high school yearbook.

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    1. Now that was pretty cool for someone to do that to you.

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  3. Okay, I hated...HATED the sand people! :)

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    1. Sorry to hear about your hatred for the Sand People. Was it because the tore off C3PO's arm?

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  4. I think the Sand People are pretty cool. And I think that's a great thing to write in someone's yearbook.

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  5. Even though there was only a breaf intro to them in Star Wars, they were some of my favorite creatures. I loved the sound they made.

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    1. I know the feeling about the little info we had about the Sand People. Glad to see that you are a fan of them and yes their sounds were different that is for sure.

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  6. They kind of freaked me out when I was little! Not too sure about them now as I haven't watched SW lately...hmm a watchathon coming up I'm thinking. But they're still creepy looking!

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    1. You cn NEVER go wrong with a SW movie marathon.

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  7. Thanks for the info, I didn't know much about the Sand People! Interesting stuff :)

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