Marriage of the Rain Goddess by Margaret Olivia Wolfson
A South African Myth

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Mbaba Mwana Waresa, the rain goddess who lives in a round hut of rainbow arches in the clouds, embarks on a quest for companionship among the mortals and puts the young cattle-herder who has captured her heart to the test to determine whether he can see beyond her appearance and into her deepest soul.
 

About Margaret Olivia Wolfson

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Wolfson is a adult and children's writer, storyteller and educator. She recreates and performs traditional myths with world music for young and adult audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australasia. Parms is a multimedia software designer, computer graphics artist, musician and educational researcher.
 
Published April 30, 1996 by Barefoot Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Zulu rain goddess is looking for a husband and none of the gods appeal to her--they are all ``too busy with their spears and shields.'' She flies down to earth and finds a cattle herder who strikes her fancy, and sends him her proposal in a dream.

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Ripe with imagery and insights into South African culture, this expanded version of a Zulu myth is told with a natural ease. Mbaba Mwana Waresa, the rain goddess, chooses Thandiwe to be her companion.

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Ripe with imagery and insights into South African culture, this expanded version of a Zulu myth is told with a natural ease. Mbaba Mwana Waresa, the rain goddess, chooses Thandiwe to be her companion.

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