Death of a Rain Queen

Reuters reports that the youngest monarch of the Balobedu Kingdom in South Africa has died over the weekend.

Queen Modjadji VI

The queen was the latest in a line of ruling Rain Queens who remain unmarried and have the responsibility of not only serving as the constitutional monarch of her tribe but of also asking the gods for rain.

“She is an agent of god and the gods are our supreme rulers and her rain charms work in conjunction with their will, a will she cannot override,” – royal spokesman Mathole Motshega

The Rain Queen was popularized in the western world thanks to Rider Haggard?s classical novels King Solomon’s Mines and She.

Modjadji VI was the most modern and educated of the line of queens. She had completed high-school and was planning to attend University in the near future.