African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

MODIMO

Tswana Creator God

Also known as Mo-Dimo

Picture of the African Creator God Modimo from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Mo-Dimo

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Tswana peoples of Botswana and South Africa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 2117

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Article last revised on November 02, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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