Celebrating Black Woman Modjadji or Rain Queen is the Hereditary Queen of Balobedu,


Modjadji or Rain Queen is the hereditary queen of Balobedu

The Modjadji or Rain Queen is the hereditary queen of Balobedu, a people of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The succession to the position of Rain Queen is matrilineal so her eldest daughter is the heir, and males are not entitled to inherit the throne at all. The Rain Queen is believed to have special powers, including the ability to control the clouds and rainfall.

Currently, there is no ruling Rain Queen as the previous Rain Queen died on 12 June 2005. However, a new Rain Queen is expected to be crowned when she turns


queen of Balobedu

first Rain Queen known as Modjadji which means; “ruler of the day”.

There are several different stories relating to the creation and history of the Rain Queens of Balobedu. One story states that an old chief in 16th century Monomotapa (South eastern Zimbabwe), was told by his ancestors that by impregnating his daughter, Dzugundini, she would gain rain-making skills. Another story involves a scandal in the same chief’s house, where the chief’s son impregnated Dzugundini. Dzugundini was held responsible and was forced to flee the village. Dzugundini ended up in Molototsi Valley, which is in the present day Balobedu Kingdom. The village she established with her loyal followers was ruled by a Mugudo, a male leader, but the peace and harmony of the village was disrupted by rivalries between different families, and therefore to pacify the land, the Mugudo impregnated his own daughter to restore the tribe’s matrilineal tradition. She gave birth to the first Rain Queen known as Modjadji which means; “ruler of the day”.

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