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Mugodo Chief of the Kranga

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Husband of NN (mother of Dzugundini) (wife of Mugodo) and Dzungundini (mother of the first Rain Queen)
Father of Dzungundini (mother of the first Rain Queen); Maselekwane Modjadji, Rain Queen, I and Boy Strangled at Birth

Managed by: Sharon Lee Doubell
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About Mugodo Chief of the Kranga

The Rain Queens of South Africa

According to legend, a Kranga chief named Mugodo was warned by his ancestral spirits of a plot by his sons to overthrow him. He had them killed and told his daughter Dzunginidini Dzugundini, that according to the wishes of the sprits, he must marry her a father a girl child. By doing this he ensured that the new heir to his throne would be a Queen and thus a new dynasty of woman founded. The ancestors bestowed onto the princess rainmaking powers, which expanded the wealth of the kingdom. When Dzugundini gave birth to a son fathered by her father, the child was strangled. Her second child was a girl, which signalled the start of the female dynasty: