Pandora Handmade Alabaster Statue (25cm/9.84'' Tall)

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Pandora, the first human woman created by the deities.

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In Classical Greek mythology dated to Hesiod, Pandora was the first human woman created by the deities, specifically by Hephaestus and Athena on the instructions of Zeus. As Hesiod related the Pandora myth, each of the deities 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 of them joined in offering her "seductive gifts." According to the Hesiodic myth, however, instead of giving bountiful gifts, Pandora opened a jar (pithos), 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. The myth of Pandora is ancient, including ones lost. Even the surviving Hesiodic Pandora myth appears in several distinct Greek versions that have been interpreted in many ways. In all surviving literary versions, however, the myth is a kind of theodicy, addressing the question of why there is evil in the world. In the seventh century BC, Hesiod, both in his Theogony and in Works and Days, gives the earliest literary version of the surviving Pandora story.

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Pandora Handmade Alabaster Statue (25cm/9.84'' Tall)

Pandora Handmade Alabaster Statue (25cm/9.84'' Tall)

Pandora, the first human woman created by the deities.

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