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What is the myth of Pandora?

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In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman. As Hesiod related it, each god helped create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mold her out of earth as part of the punishment of humanity for Prometheus' theft of the secret of fire, and all the gods joined in offering her "seductive gifts". According to the myth, Pandora opened a jar, in modern accounts sometimes mistranslated as "Pandora's box", releasing all the evils of humanity-although the particular evils, aside from plagues and diseases, are not specified in detail by Hesiod-leaving only Hope inside once she had closed it again. She opened the jar out of simple curiosity and not as a malicious act.

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  • She was the first mortal on earth
  • she was created by the gods
  • Her name means: "The one who gives all gifts"
  • Her alternate name: "Anesidora"
  • She had a child named Pyrra
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She was a woman given to curiosity that she opened the forbidden box and released all the horrors to the world

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