It dates back to hundreds of years before the Galactic Dark Age, and serves as a major influence on several other myths that arose after the Dark Ages.
Tales of the Wayward Sun date back to shortly after the creation of the Arks in the 20th century. Records from before the Dark Ages and the Corrilian War contain references to the Wayward, both directly and indirectly. The exact origins are unknown as no single corporation is explicitly stated as its builder. Many corporations have regional variants of the myth that attempt to credit themselves, or their predecessor corporations, as the original builders of the Wayward Sun.