Do we actually know who made the prophecy of the "Chosen One"?

Or, generally, do we know of any other prophecy or was anyone ever mentioned to have made a prophecy?

In the end, who was making the prophecies? The Jedi, who had knowledge and control of the force? Or maybe another race in the galaxy, that also had knowledge and control of the Force and thus the ability of making prophecies?

Is there an official/canon answer on this, or are we only able to speculate?

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    This is the hope of the desperates.All oppressed people have a prophecy like this, but none of them knows exactly who told it first. By the way, in the Jedi point of view, balance is the extinction of all Sith. My point of view, balance is good and evil in equal parts.
    – Magno C
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 11:18
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    Professor Trelawney Commented May 11, 2016 at 11:19
  • @ Cearon O'Flynn: Ha!
    – Magno C
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 11:22
  • @MagnoC i agree with you about the balance of the force, but still there has to be some clarification on how, who and when this prohecy was made, and in general who is able to make prophecies. Could it also be the dream of anakin about padme dying on childbirth be a kind of prophecy? Commented May 11, 2016 at 12:02
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    @hedgehog: good point. But if was an ancient Jedi who made this prophecy, it will sound more like an egocentric dream to me. An distortion of what is balance in essence. An excuse to extermination.
    – Magno C
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 12:09

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We don't know

Information about the Prophecy of the Chosen One is surprisingly scarce in canon.

In The Phantom Menace, the Jedi Masters speak of the prophecy in familiar terms, but do not reveal who first made it (if they even know):

QUI-GON : A boy... his cells have the highest concentration of midi-chlorians I have seen in a life form. It is possible he was conceived by the midi-chlorians.

MACE WINDU : You're referring to the prophesy of the one who will bring balance to the Force...you believe it's this boy?

QUI-GON : I don't presume...

YODA : But you do! Revealed your opinion is.

QUI-GON : I request the boy be tested.

In addition:

MACE WINDU : He is too old. There is already too much anger in him.

QUI-GON : He is the chosen one...you must see it.

YODA : Clouded, this boy's future is. Masked by his youth.

and near the end of the movie:

QUI-GON : Obi-Wan promise...promise me you'll train the boy...

OBI-WAN : Yes, Master...

QUI-GON : He is the chosen one...he will...bring balance...train him!

Similarly, in Attack of the Clones:

MACE He has exceptional skills. The Council is confident in its decision, Obi-Wan. If the prophecy is true, he will be the one to bring balance to the Force.

It's pretty much more of the same in Revenge of the Sith:

OBI-WAN: (continuing) . . . You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. It was you who would bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness.

The Chosen One is also mentioned in Season Three of The Clone Wars, in the episodes "Overlords," "Altar of Mortis," and "Ghosts of Mortis." All of these episodes speak in similar terms, alluding to the Prophecy of the Chosen One as something well-known, while saying nothing about the circumstances under which it was made.

For example, from "Overlords":

QUI-GON: Three are here who seek Skywalker. They, like me, believe him to be the chosen one.

OBI-WAN: You were right. The force within him is stronger than any known Jedi. I have trained him as well as I could, but he is still willful and balance eludes him.

QUI-GON: If he is the chosen one, he will discover it here.

That said, we can make a guess. According to this answer, which is based on The Jedi Path (which may no longer be canon), the Prophecy of the Chosen One was held in "Holocrons on Mortis." Since Mortis was the planet of the Father, the Son, and the Daughter, three extremely powerful and very old Force-users from the Clone Wars episodes mentioned previously, it is possible that one of them made the prophecy.

As for other prophecies, Force Visions have occurred before. The Sith Lord Darth Sidious was able to see the future to some extent. Rey experienced visions of the future when she touched Luke's lightsaber. Anakin apparently had visions, although they may have been sent by Darth Sidious. There are other such examples, but whether these qualify as "prophecy" may be a matter of opinion, since these are generally visions of near-future events, as opposed to verbal predictions of far-future events.

  • Ok so your answer for the prophecy of the chose one is that we dont know. What about other prophecies? do we have evidence that other prophecies were made, and if yes what do we know about that? Commented May 11, 2016 at 13:10
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    @hedgehog - There's some precedent for Force-users seeing the future. Whether it counts as prophecy is perhaps a matter of opinion.
    – Adamant
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 13:26
  • isnt this actually the definition of a prophecy, forseen the future? so its official that only force users can forseen the future...? Commented May 11, 2016 at 13:30
  • @hedgehog - Well, I was thinking you might want more of a verbal prediction, rather than a vision per se. Yes, I suspect one must be a Force user to see the future.
    – Adamant
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 13:33
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    @Kevin - That's what I suspect, yes. On the other hand, it could simply mean "comes from the Force."
    – Adamant
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 7:59

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