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Pandora

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Definition Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • I'm writing an essay that compares Greek mythology's Pandora to the Bible's Eve.
Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • Pandora's box is frequently referenced in Western culture.
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  a box given to the first woman which when opened released all of humanities evils
  • The assassination opens a Pandora's box in the Milled East.
  • Pandora's box = a source of great and unexpected troubles
    (editor's note:  In the original story, Pandora's container was actually a jar, but is referred to as a box in modern times. When Pandora closed the jar, the only thing that remained in it was hope; though some translate that pessimistically as "deceptive expectation".)
  • The museum has a beautiful painting of Pandora.
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • They seem to believe that above all Pandora's Box must stay closed.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Pandora's box = Greek mythology:  a box given to the first woman which when opened released all of humanities evils
    (editor's note:  In the original story, Pandora's container was actually a jar, but is referred to as a box in modern times. When Pandora closed the jar, the only thing that remained in it was hope; though some translate that pessimistically as "deceptive expectation".)
  • "Pandora?" A lump formed in my throat. "As in Pandora's box?"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • You've been wanting to do that ever since Pandora let you out of that jar.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • But he felt like he'd opened a Pandora's box—that the possibilities unlocked by a trip to the old wing had already grown and gotten away from him.
    Madeleine Roux  --  Asylum
  • Pandora's box = Greek mythology:  a box given to the first woman which when opened released all of humanities evils

    or:

    any source of great and unexpected troubles — especially one that looked like a gift
    (editor's note:  In the original story, Pandora's container was actually a jar, but is referred to as a box in modern times. When Pandora closed the jar, the only thing that remained in it was hope; though some translate that pessimistically as "deceptive expectation".)
  • As I was saying, Pandora was not supposed to open the box, but because she had been given so much curiosity, she really, really, really wanted to know what was inside, so one day she opened the box.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • The dreamer has supplied us with no account of her associations, so that we do not know what special contents the box would have revealed; but it is certainly a variety of Pandora's box—that divine gift of the gods to beautiful woman, filled with the seeds of all the trouble and blessings of existence, but also provided with the sustaining virtue, hope.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Pandora's box = Greek mythology:  a box given to the first woman which when opened released all of humanities evils
    (editor's note:  In the original story, Pandora's container was actually a jar, but is referred to as a box in modern times. When Pandora closed the jar, the only thing that remained in it was hope; though some translate that pessimistically as "deceptive expectation".)
  • I picked up Pandora's jar.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • It's Pandora's jar, isn't it?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • I looked at Pandora's jar, and for the first time I had an urge to open it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • On that night after Phoebe had given her Pandora report, I thought about the Hope in Pandora's box.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • On that night after Phoebe had given her Pandora report, I thought about the Hope in Pandora's box.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Pandora's box = Greek mythology:  a box given to the first woman which when opened released all of humanities evils
    (editor's note:  In the original story, Pandora's container was actually a jar, but is referred to as a box in modern times. When Pandora closed the jar, the only thing that remained in it was hope; though some translate that pessimistically as "deceptive expectation".)
  • I nodded wearily and gave her Pandora's jar.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • Because of all these gifts, Zeus named her Pandora, which means 'the gift of all.'
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • Pandora looked frightened.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • She held up a picture of Pandora opening up the box and a whole shebang of gremlins floating out.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Pandora = Greek mythology:  the first woman; she was presented with a container which when opened released all of humanity's evils
  • That night I kept thinking about Pandora's box.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
Pandora's box = Greek mythology:  a box given to the first woman which when opened released all of humanities evils
(editor's note:  In the original story, Pandora's container was actually a jar, but is referred to as a box in modern times. When Pandora closed the jar, the only thing that remained in it was hope; though some translate that pessimistically as "deceptive expectation".)

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