Image of Star Wars’ Master Yoda Found in 14th Century Manuscript

Yoda, Is That You?


Master Yoda is real. And as Yoda himself would say… The truth to uncover, you must look back in time, a 14th-century Manuscript analyze you shall.

There’s a depiction of a strange-looking creature that eerily resembles Yoda, the popular character from the Star Wars movies franchise, in a 14th-century ancient manuscript. The similarities are unmissable. Yoda and the strange figure found in the Decretals of Gregory IX manuscript are nearly identical. They have the same skin color, pointy ears, and even eyes. The manuscript, found in the British Library, is believed to have been written in Southern France between 1300 and 13400.


Image of Star Wars Master Yoda?

Yoda, is that you? Image Credit: British Library.
Yoda, is that you? Image Credit: British Library.

The manuscript includes papal letters, doctrines as well as ecclesiastical decrees. Although the manuscript does not refer to star wars, or space travel, or alien beings from other planets, the drawing of the Yoda-like character from the manuscript is thought to be part of an interpretation of the biblical story of Samson. And that’s about everything we know about the greened-skin character, wearing a massive robe and pointy ears.

Master Yoda’s lookalike character

Master Yoda’s lookalike character was identified by historian Damien Kempf while researching materials for his book, Medieval Monsters. The document ‘Decretals of Gregory IX’ was uploaded to the internet together with a plethora of documents by the British library in 2010.

Yoda is one of the main characters in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back. In the original films, he trains Luke Skywalker to fight against the Galactic Empire. In the prequel films, he serves as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order and as a high-ranking general of Clone Troopers in the Clone Wars. Before his death in Return of the Jedi at the age of 900, Yoda was the oldest living character in the Star Wars franchise in canon until the introduction of Maz Kanata in The Force Awakens.


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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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