According to an ancient times, it is said that
the first man was made by Jupiter, the first
bull by Neptune, and the first house by Minerva.
finishing the work , an argument had arisen as
to which had made the most perfect work.
They appointed Momus as the judge so that he
would take the right decision, and they also
agreed to put up with his decision. Momus,
however, being very jealous of the work of the
each, found fault with all.
first blamed to the work of Neptune because he
had not made the horns of the bull below his
eyes, so he might better see where to strike.
then blamed the work of Jupiter, because he had
not placed the heart of man on the outside, that
everyone might read the thoughts of the evil
willing and take protection against the planned
lastly, he blamed Minerva because she had not
fixed iron wheels in the foundation of her
house, so its people might more easily remove if
a neighbor proved disagreeable.
being angry at such faultfinding fellow, drove
him out from his office of judge, and ban him
from the hall of Olympus.