Name: Muad'dib
Species Type: Mammal
Genders: Male and Female
Inhabits: Arrakis
Biological traits: Desert-hardened.
Planet of Origin: Arrakis
Average Lifespan: Unknown (presumably two or three years)
Average Size: Around eight inches (estimated).

This article concerns the desert kangaroo, you may be looking for the person, Paul Atreides, the nickname given to him, or the constellation.

Muad'Dib is wise in the ways of the desert. Muad'Dib creates his own water. Muad'Dib hides from the sun and travels in the cool night. Muad'Dib is fruitful and multiplies over the land. Muad'Dib we call 'instructor-of-boys.' That is a powerful base on which to build your life, Paul-Muad'Dib, who is Usul among us.

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Muad'dib (مؤدّب meaning teacher or educator in Arabic) , also
Arrakis' Moon
The image of Muad'dib on Arrakis' moon.
referred to as the desert kangaroo mouse, was a common inhabitant of the desert planet of Arrakis. The Fremen respected the Muad'dib for their ability to survive in the harsh open desert, and deified them because their image could be seen on one of the moons of Arrakis. To the Fremen, the Muad'dib were the "instructor of boys", as they were the creature that all Fremen were to follow the suite of. When Paul Atreides became part of the Fremen tribe, he took the Fremen name of Usul, and the public name of Muad'dib as well. However, not wanting to completely abandon his heritage, he made his name Paul-Muad'dib.

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