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Pandora

The story of Pandora actually started when with one of the elder Greek Gods (a Titan), Prometheus , who stole fire from Zeus and gave to humans.

Zeus rage shook the heavens when he found out that Prometheus stole the fire. To punish Prometheus and mankind, he instructed Hephaestus (God of fire, artisans, smiths) to create a woman of stunning beauty from clay and water.

Pandora, the first woman was thus created. She was then given a final gift, jar which she must not open . Hermes then swiftly brought her down to Epimetheus, the brother of Prometheus. Though Prometheus had forseen that Zeus will retaliate and warned his brother against accepting the gift. Epimetheus did not heed the warning as he was attracted to her great beauty.

Pandora stayed on earth for a while before she became curious about the jar the gods gave her. When she opened it, all the misfortune of the world overflowed to the earth. The gifts were in fact labour, old age, evil, plague - brought only trouble to mankind.

Panicked, she then quickly replaced the jar lid just before Hope could come out. The rest of the evils and dieseas were already out causing humans much pain and hurt thereafter.

According to Hesiod, not only did the first woman, released the evils upon the world, she also became the mother of all wicked women. Those who nag



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