Why Worship the Gods?
The Genwa deities are experts and powerful in certain fields. If you worship them they will aid you when you call upon them or it is needed. You pay them tribute in the form of offerings and sacrifices and in exchange they guide and help you within your life. The stories are the Gods history. They tell of the Gods and their personalities as well as their relations to each other and their achievements and deeds. So the point of worship in the Genwa religion is to achieve aid. To receive help and guidance from that which is higher than you. If you don't pay the gods tribute the gods in return will pay you no mind. You have to work with them for them to take interest in you. Praying isn't enough like it is in other religions. You actually have to worship the Gods in return for their favor.
How do I worship the gods?
You pay them regular offerings. This is recommended by having an altar specific for the Gods you choose to worship. Most people who follow the religion see it as a guideline of how to live their life but only bother to worship a few Gods out of the pantheon. Offerings can be something specific to the God such as seashells, water or sand for Occeair or roses and chocolate for Lise. If you worship someone such as Bairtaste more sensual offerings could be done. Offerings are acts or gifts you give to the God for them and them alone. These are normally disposed of later if it's something edible like food. We suggest you keep a special area of your home for your offerings if you do not or cannot have an altar. Regarding offerings you could bake a cake and dispose of it later. You could light a candle. You could draw a picture of the God. You could write a poem for the God. You could write a song or promote them in some way. You could use their likeness and imagery in your art (for example if you are a musician using them in the music video or painting a scene from a story if you are an artist). Offerings are subjective and between you and who you worship these are simply ideas. It is important to know that not every god will answer every prayer especially if you just started worshiping them. It takes time to build a relationship. It also needs to be noted that you shouldn't pray to a God for something trivial. Don't pray in vein. You prayers should be important and matter to you. You will feel the Gods presence in your mind when you commune, script, or pray to them. The Gods hear literally everything so keep that in mind.
This God did something I don't agree with or find morally reprehensible, but I still want a relationship with them. What do I do?
The gods are people. While the Gods of Genwa aren't human they are still people with emotions and flaws and feelings. They may be divine but they can make mistakes. If someone told a story of your entire life and everything wrong you ever did, there would be people who avidley dislike you or some of your actions. You can still worship a god and dislike some of their past deeds. You can admit that the Gods are flawed beings and still pay tribute. You shouldn't let it rock your faith. You can have a relationship with someone and not agree with everything they have done. It is possible!
What is the point of Genwa? What answers does it seek to solve?
Genwa by all definitions is a religion surrounded by creation and the concept of such. It's a religion of life and creation in simplistic terms. The religion derives it's name from the concept of life and magick within it titled Genwa pronounced Jen-wah. It is a religion focused on life and creativity. It seeks to answer why phenomena exist but also give comfort to those who seek it. It is fueled by the Gods and their en-devours.
Whats your afterlife like?
Genwa has both a concept of an underworld and reincarnation. Every human soul that takes the path of Genwa will be reincarnated a certain amount of times until their soul is ready to descend into the underworld known as Jikau. Jikau is an underworld of time. It is a astral place as well as a manifestation of you. Time is a heavy concept in Genwa. There is even a Goddess of time (Bia) for this reason. In your life you have made many decisions. Each decision has led to a completely different reality where that decision was made. For example if I offered you a job in one reality you could take that job and your life would go down an path related to it and in another reality you didn't take that job and thus your reality was very different. In both realities you eventually died. These memories and versions of you are preserved in the underworld of Jikau. Jikau is a kingdom made up of memories and souls from different points in time. It's a place that is full of dreams and timelines interacting and intersecting. There is a clear cut kingdom and a clear cut area of it but the memories and people from them float within it. It is to note that only followers of Genwa go here. If you do not follow Genwa you will go as per the writings of Genwa to whatever afterlife your religion says is true. In Genwa all religions are true and coexist as well as every God and Godess. However in Genwa it is what you worship that has power over you. It is what you practice that controls your life and your life path. Genwa even permits the worship of other Gods as long as Genwa takes priority.