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Rain Queen, noun phrase

Also with small initials.a. The hereditary queen of the Lobedu people, believed to have special medicinal skills and power over the elements, especially the ability to bring rain; Modjadji sense 2. Also attributive. b. Occasionally used as a title, with the queen’s name. See also Lobedu.
1933 J. Juta Look Out for Ostriches 97The dark mysterious Rain Queen...Mujaji is her name, and she is probably the last of the direct line of Rain Queens.
1988 E. Makwela in Pace May 59The amazing resident of Mothomeng Village, in the Lebowa area of Rain Queen Modjadji, still has a complete set of teeth at the age of 128.
The hereditary queen of the Lobedu people, believed to have special medicinal skills and power over the elements, especially the ability to bring rain; Modjadji2. Also attributive.
Occasionally used as a title, with the queen’s name.

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