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PSEUDOLOGOI - Greek Gods or Spirits of Lies & Falsehoods. The Pseudologoi were the personifications of lies in Greek mythology, sons of the goddess of strife Eris.

They had numerous siblings who were all personifications of wrong doings or negative situations, such as pain, fights, murder, lies and forgetfulness.

Prometheus decided to create Aletheia, goddess of Truth so that the decisions of humankind would be regulated by her. While creating her, Prometheus was called away by Zeus, leaving Dolos, Greek god of deception alone in the workshop. Dolos started using the remaining clay for a second sculpture, identical to the first, but he soon ran out of clay without finishing the feet of his sculpture. When Prometheus returned, he was awed by the similarity between the two sculptures and put both in the kiln. He then breathed life into them and two figures were created; the first, Aletheia walked carefully and in a measured way; while the second, Pseudologos (falsehood) lay still, as she had no feet.

Latin term meaning “falsehood” or “lie.” The Latin meaning adds to the mysterious and criminal aura of The Mendacium.

According to Buddhism, this inequality is due not only to heredity, environment, “nature and nurture”, but also to Karma. In other words, it is the result of our own past actions and our own present doings. We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate.