These are the ghosts of deceased relatives and long-dead heroes. They act as agents for the Great God Modimo, and hang around the place keeping watch to ensure no taboos are violated. You can tell if they’re getting agitated as they make very strange clicking noises.
Only shamans, prophets and small children can speak the names of Badimo and Modimo. Any other utterer will end up as a child in an adult’s body. Shhhh! No name-dropping.
Badimo Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ba-Dimo
Gender: Male and female
Area or people: Tswana peoples of Botswana and South Africa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Ancestors and Ancestral Spirits
Area of expertise: Ancestors
Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 3317
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Article last revised on November 02, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.