pandoras box Picture

in greek mythology, pandora's box is the box carried by pandora that contained all the evils of mankind—greed, vanity, slander, lies, envy, pining—and hope

after prometheus' theft of the secret of fire, zeus ordered hephaestus to create the woman pandora as part of the punishment for mankind. pandora was given many seductive gifts from aphrodite, hermes, charites, and horae (according to works and days). for fear of additional reprisals, prometheus warned his brother epimetheus not to accept any gifts from zeus, but epimetheus did not listen, and married pandora. pandora had been given a box and instructed by zeus to keep it closed, but she had also been given the gift of curiosity, and ultimately opened it. when she opened it, all of the evils of mankind escaped from the box, although pandora was quick enough to close it again and keep one value inside, hope.

actually the background are travemünde and the baltic sea. i found the statue in an shop nearby. out of bronze and with a fantastic price of 2690 eur. so i just took a picture of her and made pandora here, opening her box
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