• Ancient Gods
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By Crusader1307

If One was ''mocked or ridiculed'' by others, it was a fair bet that Momus was responsible. The Ancient Greeks personified Momus for all manners of emotional actions related to foolery. The Classic Antiquity compilation ''Aesop's Fables'' relied on Momus many times as a type of cautionary example of how stupidity could result in disaster. Momus would also become a powerful tool with Political Satirists who wished to ''poke fun'' (and show weakness) of Politicians. Often shown dressed in ''wild colors'' and wearing a Crown (often crooked), Momus also was shown carrying a Merotte – which may have been the origins of the later Jester.