One of the markers of the tribal and warrior stages of cultural development is the belief that the leader is divine, and has real magical powers. This was true for cultures as recent  as the court of Louis XIV, the Sun King, in France through the early 18th century. But even He didn’t seed the land with his semen, which is more than you can say for King Mswati III of Swaziland.  For a look at magic afoot in today’s world check out this fascinating article in Foreign Policy magazine, by one intrepid Nellie Bowles.