Lyra Erso is a fictional female in the Star Wars film series who was portrayed on screen by Valene Kane. Lyra Erso is the mother of the Jyn Erso, a member of the Rebel Team known as Rogue One. She was married to Galen Erso they had one daughter.
Galen was an engineering expert who Director Orson Krennic needed for work on the Galactic Empire's new weapon, the Death Star. Lyra along with her husband and daughter had previously lived with and worked for Galactic Empire. Galen didn't want to work for the Empire so he hid him and his family on Lah'mu and led a simple life as a farmer.
When Director Krennic finally discovered the Erso's hiding place, Lyra gave her daughter a necklace then told her daughter to go and hide then went to confront Krennic. Krennic had wanted the whole family but Galen had told Krennic that his family was dead but then Lyra turned up. Krennic remarked that Lyra was back from the dead. Knowing all too well that she was heavily outnumbered, she still fired a gun at Krennic, hitting him in the shoulder. The black stormtroopers with Krennic returned fire and killed Lyra.
Lyra is also the name of a non-Zodiac constellation know as Lyra, the Lyre.
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