Fable 124 - Zeus, Prometheus, Athena, and Momos
Zeus made a bull, Prometheus made a man and Athena made a house. They invited Momos to judge their handiwork. He was so
jealous of it that he said that Zeus had made a mistake in not putting the bull’s eyes on his horns so that he could see where he was butting.
Likewise, Prometheus should have attached man’s mind outside his body so that his wicked qualities were not hidden but could be
there for all to see. As for Athena, he told her that she should put wheels on her house so that if an undesirable person moved in
next door one could move away easily.
Zeus was so enraged by Momos’s jealousy that he banished him from Olympus.
This fable shows that nothing is too perfect for criticism.