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Momos on the painting, Nantes.
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Momos (Momus) was a god of jokes, mockery, mockery, and undeserved criticism. Due to constant ridicule and criticism of other gods, he was banished from Olympus.

According to Hesiod, Momos was the son of the Night (Nyx). This goddess, without the participation of the male element, gave birth to a number of deities, personifications, abstractions, demons and in this very Momos – the personification of Mockery and Sarcasm. Usually depicted in art as an old man with a mask in one hand and a jester’s staff in the other.

  • Kempiński Andrzej, Encyklopedia mitologii ludów indoeuropejskich, Warszawa 2001
  • Schmidt Joël, Słownik mitologii greckiej i rzymskiej, Katowice 1996

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