Name: Ramallo
AKA: Reverend Mother or Sayyadina Ramallo
Lifespan: ???? - 10,191 A.G.
Homeworld: Arrakis

We create our own future by our own beliefs, which control our actions. A strong enough belief system, a sufficiently powerful conviction, can make anything happen. This is how we create our consensus reality, including our gods.

-Reverend Mother Ramallo, Sayyadina of the Fremen

Biographical Information

One of the Bene Gesserit pupils that became a part of the Missionaria Protectiva on Arrakis, Ramallo, known as Reverend Mother Ramallo and also as Sayyadina Ramallo in her later years with the Fremen, was one of the Missionaria Protectiva group that disappeared on Arrakis in 10,070 A.G. The lives of the others in said group are not recorded, but Ramallo was taken in to be the new Reverend Mother of the Fremen, a position in which she spent most of her years. Ramallo possessed the abstract philosophy that that universe was changeable through the belief and utter conviction of the human consciousness towards a particular religion or spiritual path. In 10,191 A.G., Ramallo, now over a hundred years of age, passed on her title and other memory to Jessica, and then died.


Ramallo is first heard of as of 10,070 A.G., when she, along with a group of other members of the Missionaria Protectiva that had come to create myths on Arrakis and spawn a new religion there, disappeared. Lady Margot Fenring, also a Bene Gesserit, went in search of the Fremen in an attempt to discover the whereabouts of the lost Sisters. She was unsuccessful in her attempt. Ramallo had installed herself as the Sayyadina of the Fremen, he duties being the purification of the Water of Life in their orgies, and granting them news of any visions and other religious sightings. It was until the year of 10,191 A.G., with the arrival of Jessica and her son Paul Atreides into the Sietch that Ramallo's duties, which had since gone unchanged, differed drastically. As she was old and neared the end of her life, Ramallo passed on the memories of her ancestors to Jessica, who drank the Water of Life and spoke to Ramallo through the telekinesis that the drug passed between them. Before Ramallo passed on and expired, she saw in Jessica the unborn life of Alia Atreides, and feared for the girl, who would no doubt be affected by the poison and become an Abomination. Ramallo then died.

Out of-Universe Information

Ramallo was portrayed by the Italian actress Silvana Mangano in David Lynch's Dune film, and by Drahomira Fialkova in the Dune miniseries. The miniseries also features a younger version of the character portrayed by Petra Kulikova.


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