Saturday, 3 May 2014

Pandora


"Pandora" by John William Waterhouse



Origin: Greek
Meaning: "all gifts"
Gender: Feminine
Pronunciation: pan-DAWR-ə

Pandora comes from the combination of the Greek pan meaning "all" and doron meaning "gift".

Pandora is considered the Greek Eve, the bringer of all sorrows to mankind. She was the first woman to be created by the gods, created by Hephaestus and Athena on orders of Zeus to anger Prometheus. When she went to live with men, she was given a sealed jar that contained all the troubles and ills now known by mankind. But soon, Pandora's curiosity overcame her fear of what was inside, and she broke the seal releasing all the evils of humanity.

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