Friday 4 October 2013


                                    In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by Hephaestus on instruction of Zeus. As Prometheus steal fire from heaven to arm human race. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mold Pandora out of earth as part of punishment for human race. Aphrodite gave her beauty and desire. 
Hermes gave her a cunning mind and crafty tongue. Athena gave her clothes and taught her how to skillfully use her hands. Poseidon gave her a pearl necklace that would prevent her from drowning. Apollo taught her about music, how to sing and play instruments. Zeus gave her a foolish, mischievous nature, and as last one Hera gave her the tricky gift, curiosity.
Pandora was presented to Epimetheus, he instantly fell in love with her and married her without consideration. Even his brother Prometheus warned never to accept any gift from Zeus. Zeus gave Pandora a beautiful jar with instruction not to open it under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity (given to her by gods), Pandora open it and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. Out of the box escaped all horrors such as greed, envy, pain, illness which are present since then. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom- the spirit of Hope named Elpis. Pandora, deeply saddened by what she had done, feared she would have to face Zeus's wrath. Since she had falled her duty. However Zeus did not punish Pandora because he know this would happen.


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