[Read more…] about Jupiter, Neptune, Minerva, and Momus
Momus was asked to judge the labors of other gods. Momus was jealous and so criticized the work of each. Jupiter saw through this and expelled him.
Judge honestly or not at all.
[Read more…] about The Goods and The Ills
The Goods were driven away by many Ills. Jupiter advised them that influencing man one at a time rather than all at once would get them past the Ills.
Good things happen less often.
[Read more…] about Jupiter and Modesty
Jupiter forgot Modesty when making man and released Modesty after. Modesty agreed so long as carnal love was not present at the same time.
Modesty and carnal love cannot survive together.
[Read more…] about A Fox and A Hare to Jupiter
A Fox and a Hare prayed to Jupiter for the benefit each other had: Fox for swiftness and Hare for slyness. Jupiter said each should not covet. Make due.
Do not pray for more than your due.
[Read more…] about Jupiters Wedding
Jupiter invited all animals to his wedding. The tortoise was late with the excuse he was slow from home. From then on Jupiter made him carry his house.
A beggar may be as proud and as happy in a cottage, as a prince in a palace.
[Read more…] about Jupiter and Fraud
Jupiter had a potion of fraud and hypocrisy made but too much was made and the unused part went to tailors. There’s knavery in all trades; most in tailors.
It is natural to be a knave; men must rise above.