Akaanati'kar'oya—or the The War of Life and Death, when translated from the Mando'a language into Galactic Basic Standard—was a Mandalorian creation tale told of in Mandalorian mythology. In the time of the Mandalorian Crusaders and Neo-Crusaders, the Akaanati'kar'oya was regarded literally, as a factual tale with events that truly happened in the ancient past. However, as the Mandalorian culture continued to grow through the centuries, later Mandalorian soldiers took to viewing the Akaanati'kar'oya and other myths like it allegorically, as parables not to be viewed in a literal sense, but to be interpreted for an underlying philosophical meaning.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Akaanati'kar'oya first appeared in Star Wars canon in the Star Wars Insider article, The Mandalorians: People and Culture, authored by Karen Traviss and published in February 2006 as part of the magazine's eighty-sixth issue.