The Role Of Pandora In Greek Mythology

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Pandora, in Greek Mythology she was the first woman. She was created out of clay by Hephaestus by order of Zeus. Her name; meaning "all gift" signified the qualities conferred on her by the Olympian deities; beauty by Aphrodite, feminine skills and arts by Athena, and speech from Hermes. She also had possession over a magic jar containing every human evil and sickness. Pandora was sent first to Prometheus; who rejected her, but she was welcomed by his brother Epimetheus. Despite the warnings not to accept gifts from the gods, he married her. Pandora's curiosity grew stronger and stronger and she opened the jar releasing all the sorrows and misfortunes that have afflicted humanity ever since. By the time they had managed to close the jar, only

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