The Rain Queen story of the Modjadji Rain Queens of Africa is the mythical tale of the Modjadji Rain Queens who are part of a Pre-Colonial African Tradition of the Venda people from the Limpopo Province of South Africa which is ruled exclusively by a dynasty of Modjadji Rain Queens.
According to the Modjadji Rain Queen Story, the Ancestors of the Venda Modjadji Rain Queens of Africa did not come from South Africa, but even further north in Zimbabwe where the dynasty of the Mutapa originates.
There are 2 stories on the origins of the Modjadji Rain Queens of Africa from African Oral tradition.
The very first Modjadji Rain Queen story on the origins of the Venda Modjadji Rain Queens of Africa states that a grave sin was committed in the Monomatapa Empire where the people blamed the Princess, demanding that she be executed in retribution.
The Princess subsequently escaped by asking her Father for the power of rainmaking after which she fled to South Africa with his blessing.
The other origin story of the Venda Modjadji Rain Queens of Africa is that the Shona Princess of Munhumutapa committed a great sin, and her Father stopped the people from killing her by giving his daughter the power of rainmaking, and told her to head south.
After she left home, the Princess founded her very own Kingdom based on a tight matrilineal structure, producing a line of Queens amongst the Venda people in which just the firstborn female inherits the Throne.
Both stories on the origins of the Venda Modjadji Rain Queens of Africa are fascinating and mysterious.
The Modjadji Rain Queens continue to reign amongst the Venda People in Limpopo South Africa to this day, and Marvel Comics was evidently so fascinated by the story of the Modjadji Rain Queens that it based the Character of Storm on the story of the Modjadji Rain Queens of Africa.