Momus in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

(*Mw=mos), a son of Nyx, is a personification of mockery and censure. (Hes. Th. 214.) Thus he is said to have censured in the man formed by Hephaestus, that a little door had not been left in his breast, so as to enable one to look into his secret thoughts. (Lucian, Hermotim. 20.) Aphrodite alone was, according to him, blameless. (Philostr. Ep. 21.) [L.S] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

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