A sun-dragon was a mythological creature, a type of dragon that supposedly existed inside stars. Smaller cousins of these creatures were said to live inside the fusion furnaces that powered things such as starships and podracers. The children of Tatooine would sometimes tell tales of these creatures.
Behind the scenesEdit
The sun-dragon is mentioned in Matthew Stover's novelization of the film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. In the novel, Anakin Skywalker's fear of death and fear of losing his wife, Padmé Amidala, is personified as a version of this dragon which whispers to him continuously that "all things die," precipitated when Skywalker witnessed the death of a star with Obi-Wan Kenobi. The whispering is hastened by Skywalker's visions of Amidala's death, leading him to create the persona of the Sith Lord Vader to quash the dragon, but as the voice whispers to him again, he fears the dragon has left a venomous fang behind.
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith novelization (First mentioned)