Joy is the first child of the Mother, and in the hume creation story, the cause of the Mother's laughter which would manifest as the hume race. To many theologians, Joy represents the internal greed and evil of the hume race. Through their folly, Joy was killed, and the Mother turned her back on the world, allowing the Nemesis to attempt to destroy all life. In some cults and religions, the Nemesis is the undead Joy, and many cults revolving around undeath worship Joy as the first undead.