At the same time he was a destroyer, a terrifying creature responsible for drought, hail, cyclones and earthquakes.
When these things happened, he appeared in the west and was part of the element fire.
Modimo was also sky and light, earth and root. He was unique and singular.
He had no ancestors, no past or future. He pervaded the whole of creation.
His name was taboo and could be spoken only by priests and seers.