Zeus, Athena and
the Titan Prometheus once competed each other in very nice creations.
Zeus created the bull, Prometheus the man and Athena the house.
Then they put Momos, the god of mockery, as a judge to their creations.
Once Momos saw their works, he found flaws in every single one of them:
-the bull should have eyes in his horns to see where he beats,
-the man should have his brain outside his head to show his thoughts,
-the house should have wheels to escape quickly from bad neighbors.
Zeus thought that the criticism of Momos was envious, so he cast Momos out of Mount Olympus, the home of the gods.
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A fable by Aesop