The lady that Zeus despatched as a wonderful and treacherous evil to mortals in punishment for his or her possession of Prometheus’ stolen hearth was named PANDORA (which means: “all items”).
He had Hephaestus vogue her out of earth and water within the picture of a modest maiden, stunning as a goddess.
Athena clothed her in silvery clothes and her face was coated with a wondrously embroidered veil.
She positioned on her head beautiful garlands of flowers and a golden crown, fantastically made and intricately adorned by Hephaestus; and she or he taught her weaving. Aphrodite bestowed upon her the grace of sexual allurement and want and their ache. Hermes contrived in her breast wheedling phrases and lies and the character of a thief and a bitch. All on the will of Zeus.
Zeus despatched this snare to the brother of Prometheus, named EPIMETHEUS, who acquired the present though his brother had warned him to not settle for something despatched from Zeus. The identify Prometheus means forethought, however Epimetheus means afterthought.
Zeus despatched with Pandora a jar, urn, or field, which contained evils of all kinds, and as properly hope. She herself eliminated the quilt and launched the miseries inside to plague human beings, who beforehand had led carefree and pleased lives: laborious work, painful illnesses, and 1000’s of sorrows.
By the desire of Zeus, hope alone remained throughout the jar, as a result of life with out hope could be insufferable within the face of all of the horrible woes unleashed for poor mortals.
In Hesiod, Pandora will not be motivated to open the jar by a so-called female curiosity, no matter later variations might suggest.