Genesis from creativity, progress from intellect.
- ~The Universal Law of Josei
Josei (Tha in the old tongue), embodies art. Specifically, the creative aspects of it. The focus of her influence is on the intricacies of creation and how the artist's mind is elevated in the process. Being the patron of art, she is thoroughly worshipped by all who enjoy to express themselves visually, musically or in other artistic manners. Her credo relies on the fact that the artist assumes the role of the sub-creator, mirroring divinity in his work by infusing the imperfect copy of the existing universe with his own spirit. Thus, Josei is also widely venerated by philosophers and spirits with a knack for beaty, who look for a deeper meaning in the nature of beauty and art than just arbitrary preferences determined by the society one lives in.
Josei is most commonly portrayed as a hooded women with a rich dress, patterned ornately with flowers and rivers, as well as other symbols of natural beauty. The more overt representations focus on the sexual aspects of beauty and present her in the nude, mostly characterized by the particular artist's imagination. She is also sometimes shown as wearing a singple hairpin in the same manner one would hold a sceptre, representing her agency over all forms of art.
The church of Josei is a loosely organized bunch, with art being the only unifying reason and many of her followers very much neglecting the deeper philosophical implications of her faith. A symbol all these various cults and churches share, however, is the silver hair pin called Milia, the artist's sceptre. It is an object that can be found on paintings, in scriptures and on statues created by followers of Josei. Furthermore, an orange hood or cowl is also often worn by followers, but other rich and vibrant colours such as fresh and vivid greens, or strong purples are also very much in fashion at the moment. Fashion being the determining factor, here.