A-Z: General definitions: Pandora


Pandora - 'All gifts' - was the first woman. She was created by Zeus to plague mankind and thus discredit Prometheus. She was given as a bride to Prometheus' brother, Epimetheus - 'Afterthought' - and presented with a box which contained all the evils. She was told not to open it, but could not resist doing so. All the evils of the world flew out before she could shut it. Only Hope remained - so that mortals would not despair.

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