Mockery

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Mockery

Abas
changed into lizard for mocking Demeter. [Rom. Myth: Metamorphoses, Zimmerman, 1]
Beckmesser
pompous object of practical jokes. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Meistersinger, Westerman, 226–227]
crown of thorns
Christ thus ridiculed as king of Jews. [N.T.: Matthew 27:29; Mark 15:17; John 19:2–5]
Ecce Homo
Pilate’s presentation of Jesus to Jews. [N.T.: John 19:5]
I.N.R.I.
(‘Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum’ = Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews) inscription fastened upon Christ’s cross as a mockery. [Christianity: Brewer Note-Book, 450]
Momus
god of blame and ridicule. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 31]