AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY

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MODIMO

Picture of MODIMO from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

African Creator God

Also known as MO-DIMO

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.

MODIMO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MODIMO
Area or people : Tswana peoples of Botswana and South Africa
Location : Africa
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MO-DIMO
Popularity index : 5991

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Article last updated on 14 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "MODIMO: God of Creation from African mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 July 2014.

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