Mot is an ancient god of death and sterility, worshiped by those in Carthage. Following the destruction of the city by the Roman Empire, many artifacts bearing Mot's power were scattered through the world.(citation: police band mission items)
It appears that the god Mot somehow ended up in the area that would become Paragon City. Upon discovering the sleeping god, the Banished Pantheon immediately moved in to the area now known as Dark Astoria to attempt to wake it. Their attempts have thus far been unsuccessful.(citation: dark astoria description)
Mot takes his name from a real-world god of death.