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In Star Wars, Who Is Abeloth?

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This one is for all the Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans. Has anyone ever wondered why there were only three Force gods rather than four during the Mortis arc? We had the Father, the Son and the Daughter. But there was no Mother. Well, we have an answer for that in the form of Abeloth.

Abeloth was introduced in Star Wars Legends, beginning in the 2009 novel Fate of the Jedi: Outcast. While she only appeared in the Fate of the Jedi books, she did receive a mention in another Legends book, Crucible.

Before jumping into this post, this is just a brief breakdown of Abeloth’s identity. Also, check out the link above if you want to see the full explanation behind who she is. Unfortunately, we can’t link it as “Aboleth” because it’s against SEO practices, so it’s linked as “Mother.”

The Mortis Arc

The Fate of the Jedi books started releasing in the year after The Clone Wars television show began in 2008. The Mortis Arc, which aired during The Clone Wars’ third season, started with episode 15, “Overload”, with episode 16 being “Altar of Mortis,” and concluding with episode 17, “Ghosts of Mortis.”

The Force ghosts, the Father, Son and Daughter, appear in all three episodes, and not once do they mention “The Mother.” The Father was seen as the neutral embodiment of the Force. The Son was the dark side, while the Daughter was the light side.

Abeloth Was Mortal

Abeloth was at one point the peacekeeper for the Son and Daughter, who were always in conflict. However, they were not her children. She formed a family unit with the three others. Though there was a problem. Abeloth was mortal, and her new family were immortal.

Desperate to hold onto her family, Abeloth had to find a way to achieve this. So, this led to her drinking from the Font of Power. Afterwards, she used the Pool of Knowledge as a bath. These acts corrupt her, which leads to her being called Abeloth. She was known as “the Servant” while she was human before becoming “The Mother”, “the Bringer of Chaos”, and “Beloved Queen of the Stars.”

Upon discovering what had become of Abeloth, The Father left the planet they were living on, taking the Son and the Daughter with him. The immortal children then asked the Kililik hives on Alderaan for assistance in imprisoning their mother.

However, the imprisonment didn’t hold, and Abeloth kept escaping every time the Force flow changed. For thousands of years, this process repeated until 21BBY when the Father, Son and Daughter were killed on Mortis.

The Fall Of Jacen Solo Unleashes Abeloth

In 40ABY, Jacen Solo, the eldest son of Leia Organa Solo and her husband Han, and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader’s eldest grandson fell to the dark side; he became Darth Caedus.

Jacen, wanting to change the future for his purposes, unleashes Abeloth without meaning to. Upon her release, the Bringer of Chaos tries to maximum carnage after the destruction of Centrepoint Station, which was instrumental in holding her in her prison.

Luke Skywalker, Jacen’s uncle, Leia’s brother and Vader’s son, along with Darth Krayt, were able to kill Aboleth in the realm of Beyond Shadows permanently. Skywalker initially wanted to search for the same dagger used when Anakin encountered the Father, the Son and the Daughter. In addition, he wanted to be sure that if Abeloth ever returned, she could be defeated.

About Author

C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She prides herself as a truth seeker and will do (almost) anything for coffee or Coke No Sugar. Oh! And food!

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