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Myth Series: Pandora 2

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In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship, to create her and he did, using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many talents. Hence her name: Pandora, "all-gifted".

When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus' brother. With her, Pandora had a box which she was not to open under any circumstance. Impelled by her natural curiosity, Pandora opened the box, and all evil contained escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the lid, but the whole contents of the jar had escaped, except for one thing which lay at the bottom, and that was Hope.


Most scholars contend that Pandora's "box" is a mistranslation, and her "box" may have been a large jar or vase, forged from the earth, perhaps because of similarities in shape between a jar and a woman's uterus There is also evidence to suggest that Pandora herself was the "jar".
The original Greek text from 700 BC of Hesiod's Works and Days, whence we get the earliest extant story of Pandora and the jar, does not specify exactly what was in the box Pandora opened.

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Jan 27, 2007, 10:47:43 PM
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I love this. I love the way the box is arranged so that Pandora herself is in the box. Cool concept.
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Thank you very much :D
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You're welcome. :3
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This amazing work has been submited on the dA news: [link] :D
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stunning visual and powerful words..... interesting about Pandora indeed - didn't know all of that myth. thank you.
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Thank you so much I'm glad you liked it
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how could I not like it? xx
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Your amazing shot has been featured here: [link] in celebration of Artistic Nudes Week :D
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Genial!!! que colores!!!!
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Gracias :D
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wow... great work
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Thank you ! :D
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wow.... are you killing pepople for photos like this?? i cant even imagine how someone can take photo like this... its amazing, wonderfull, beautiful, wow, great... amazing work Mr. David senior!
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heheheeh no she's not dead, I swear! ;)
I'm really happy you liked it Pan David
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mmm... well, o.k. señor David
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i love this one, i love the concept!!! :+fav:
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thank you so much :D
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the open box makes the viewer think - is Pandora the mayhem or the unleasher of the mayhem?
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exactly! that's what I want to to do, the container or the object containded? :D
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