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Momus is the Greek deity who personifies satire, mockery, and harsh criticism. The god of writers and poets, he was kicked out of Mount Olympus for mocking all of the gods (particularly the ‘violent and sex-crazed’ Zeus). Aesop’s version sees him getting kicked out for finding fault with the creations of the various gods and notably criticizing humans for not being built with a door to their hearts so they can show their neighbors how they truly think and feel.
Momus’s gender is actually up for debate as she has been called both a son as well as a daughter of Night in various retellings of his story, but Hesiod’s description of Momus as masculine has become the dominant interpretation.

Momus is the Greek deity who personifies satire, mockery, and harsh criticism. The god of writers and poets, he was kicked out of Mount Olympus for mocking all of the gods (particularly the ‘violent and sex-crazed’ Zeus). Aesop’s version sees him getting kicked out for finding fault with the creations of the various gods and notably criticizing humans for not being built with a door to their hearts so they can show their neighbors how they truly think and feel.

Momus’s gender is actually up for debate as she has been called both a son as well as a daughter of Night in various retellings of his story, but Hesiod’s description of Momus as masculine has become the dominant interpretation.

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