Good evening to you all, it’s been a terrific Sunday. Today’s theme was/is #Totem. Am not in the writing spirit but will just write a bit about my totem. My totem animal is a Lion (Shumba in my mother language). I am a Shumba Gurundoro, Gurundoro being our praise name and identity. For some strange reason I do not know myself, I love my totem.
Totems identifies the different clans that historically made up the ancient civilizations of the dynasties that ruled the Shona people.
Every clan in Zimbabwe is identified by a particular totem (mutupo) and praise name (chidawo). The foundations of the totems are inspired in rhymes that reference the history of the totem. A clan is a group of agnatically related kinsmen and women who trace their descent from a common founding ancestor.
I am a proud Shumba and I am proud of my totem. Why? Because it’s my history, my heritage, my identity.
NB: To those who didn’t know, Cecil the Lion was a Shumba Gurundoro.
@The_Gurundiro out ✌✌✌
4 thoughts on “Day 3: Shumba Gurundoro”
I am a Shumba Masibanda Hadzi?and the men in my family are Shumba Gurundoro. Do females have a seperate detembo and if so, do you know it?
Hi Masibanda. Unfortunately I don’t know the praise name for masibanda. I could look around and share with you if I do find out.
I am a Tembo Dhuve and my mom is a Shumba Gurundoro (MaSibanda – as she loves to be called).
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Hi Nash, we definitely the same Shumba.