Mugo is a Gikuyu seer of generations past who prophesied about the arrival of the white people and the threat that they posed to the tribe. He also prophesied of a Gikuyu savior who would come down from the hills and save the tribe from the white people. Chege and Waiyaki are Mugo’s direct descendants, which Chege believes must mean that Waiyaki is the prophesied savior.
Mugo Character Timeline in The River Between
The timeline below shows where the character Mugo appears in The River Between. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...stronger, since many heroes rose from its people over the years, including a seer named Mugo who prophesied that “people with clothes like butterflies” would invade their land. But the Gikuyu... (full context)
...created Gikuyu and Mumbi as the “father and mother of our tribe.” After them came Mugo the seer, who had visions of many butterflies arriving and “disrupting the peace and ordered... (full context)
...the ridges rejected his own warnings about the missionaries in Siriana, just as they rejected Mugo’s prophecy of the butterflies. Mugo also prophesied that a savior would come from their family,... (full context)