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MODIMO
Also known as MO-DIMO

A picture showing the legend of MODIMO taken from our African mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more African Gods, African Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Supreme but unreachable Creator God

Supreme God of the Tswana. His very name is sacred, but as no-one is allowed to invoke it, it wouldn't do you much good. Like many other African Gods, he is somewhat aloof but ultimately a good guy.

Most of the Tswana people's daily deity needs are met by the BADIMO spirits, who act as MODIMO's little helpers and also ensure that rituals are performed correctly.

MODIMO himself appears to take a back seat while the BADIMO do all the work. We wonder exactly what he does all day.

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Article last updated on 16 May 2011
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT MODIMO : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : MODIMO
Area or people : Tswana peoples of Botswana and South Africa
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MO-DIMO
Popularity index : 713

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