Anonymous said: Hi, I'm at the moment writing a book in which the protagonists best friend is a Hellenic, also I want him to be a critic, and the only god I could find that he might want to worship is momus, god if satire, though I'm not 100% sure if he is still worshiped, can you clear it up?
I don’t personally know anyone who honours Momus (the deity, not the musician who claims to have the second biggest penis in Britain), but I don’t think that should necessarily stand in your way. I’m assuming this will be a major or supporting character (otherwise it probably isn’t that big a deal, you know? Just a quick mention, if it’s relevant, and move on), so make a good faith effort to find worshippers who’d be willing to help you out —try tags on here, and some older people are still hanging around on LJ and Yahoo Groups, ask around on a couple fora (forums). If that gets you no-where, learn the basics about Hellenic Polytheism and the Deity Themself, and why not build cultus from there?
I know that this may seem contradictory to anyone who knows how much I kvetsch over the HOUSE OF NIGHT books, but the thing there is I see no reason to believe that PC and Kristen Cast made any sort of good faith effort to find people who actually worship Nyx, they just plucked a “spooky” goddess, added their own brand of American Eclectism, and slapped in a line or two from Hesiod’s THEOGONY (see, fangirls, I have started reading this shit sandwich) for no other apparent reason than to perhaps lend an air of legitimacy. Two completely different methods here.