Culture April 09, 2019 at 01:00 pm

4 fascinating and thought-provoking African myths that would make you wonder

Fatiatu Inusah | Contributor

Fatiatu Inusah April 09, 2019 at 01:00 pm

April 09, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Culture

What brings about rainfall?

According to the Lovedu people of the Mpumalanga in South Africa, the occurrence of rain is controlled by Modjadji, the Rain Queen. She is said to be the incarnation of the rain goddess. As the controller of rain, it is believed that her state of mind influences the weather. It is believed that she is able to send storm to destroy the enemies of Lovedu or send gentle rains to nurture their friends. Every year, the Rain Queen’s powers are displayed at the Ga Modjadji settlement during the rain making ceremony. The Rain Queens are all expected to commit suicide by poisoning at the age of 60. Possessions are handed over to her successor.


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