In The Mandalorian episode "The Child" (S01E02) our hero, Din Djarin, utters this memorable quote:
I'm a Mandalorian... weapons are part of my religion.
But what does he mean exactly by this?
First off, is it a true statement; or does he just not want to give up his rifle when dealing a group (the Jawas) he does not trust?
Second, if it is a true statement, what part of the Mandalorian Creed backs this up? It gets a little complicated here because we find out later that Din is a member of the "The Children of the Watch" which has different rules than other Mandalorians. However, what I have seen the "rules" are (also not sure if this Disney canon or Legends still) of the Mandalorian are called Resol'nare and are as follows:
- Ba'jur: Raise your children as Mandalorians.
- Beskar'gam: Wear the armor of a Mandalorian.
- Ara'nov: Defend yourself and your family.
- Aliit: Contribute to the welfare of the clan.
- Mando'a: Speak the Mandalorian Language.
- Mand'alor: When called upon by Mand'alor, rally to his cause.
In these actions I do not see any mention of weapons. Armor yes, weapons no. So to reiterate my questions...
- Is Din's statement true?
- If true, what is the source of the belief?