One of the First Gods, the Mother is the goddess of sun, creation, day, protection, summer, and family, as well as humes. It is believed that humes, "the laughing people", were created spontaneously from the laughter and joy of the Mother over her first daughter. When humes failed her in defending her daughter, the Mother turned her back on them and allowed the Nemesis to seize control and create an eternal winter. Eventually, the Mother was roused from her lethargy and grief to fight the Nemesis: their battle is played out every day in the passage of the sun and moon and in the changing of the seasons.