Xushetago

Derived from the goddess Xusetegi, the Xushetago is a house associated with her name. While the name Xusetegi roughly means "She who love" Xushetago means "the place of love." It is essentially the precursor to the institution of the hospital. Its purpose in the pre-modern world was as a devoted space for the ill and weary. While inns existed through The Jasonic Kingdom of Etha in the past, the Xushetago provided a free, albeit more bare-bones, alternative to sleeping in one. Travelers could come by and rest in the Xushetago, eat a hot meal, usually cooked in a pot large enough to feed several dozens, and be treated of any weariness that they bore.   The bounds of the geographic spread of the Xushetagos were for many centuries since their advent in the early fifth century limited to the kingdom of Etha. However, with the ascension of Ethel Mezezi to the throne of The Augustanate of Ectique in the early twelfth century, the goddess of Xusetegi received particular favor and her Xushetagos followed with her rise.   As time progressed, the Xushetagos and their influence continued to increase. The Xushetagos became, generally, some of the largest and most public aspects of Ethaine religious institutional power. Donations from the state, as well as from the appreciative populace that they served, piled up over time and enabled for the Xushetagos to increase their amenities and services as their wealth grew. By the early modern era, the Xushetagos had essentially taken on the role of hospitals in the Ethanga region. Even after the state had taken over the responsibilities of running many facilities or had handed them over to private corporations, many of the staff and independent facilities are run by devoteds of Xusetegi.   Their role overseas has been negligible. They only ever popped up where large numbers of Xusetegites are, which is usually limited to the Ethanga region.

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