The smallest country on the African continent, Swaziland is known for its rule consists of a King and a Queen Mother. The king is considered to be both the father of the nation and the child of the people, and once ascended to the thrown is known as Ngwenyama, or “lion.” The Queen Mother, in addition to being the king’s mother, is considered to be the mother of the country. She earns the title of Ndlovukazi, or “she elephant.