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Pandora
~ PANDORA  or PANDORE ANESIDORA KORA KORE 
           points to PANDORA'S BOX 
           points to EARTH GODDESSES KORE PERSEPHONE 
  note  PROMETHEUS CREATED MANKIND  
        PANDORA WAS CREATED LATER           sug> EVE 
  MANKIND WAS DESTROYED BY THE FLOOD EXCEPT FOR 
  DEUCALION and PYRRHA DAUGHTER OF PANDORA  
  THEY REPOPULATED THE EARTH WITH ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS 
  note  modern overtones    
  id+ | FIRST WOMAN or PRIMA DONNA |            sug> EVA 
  id+ | DESTINY |                               sug> LOT 
  id+ | HOPE |                                  sug> LOTTERY 
  id+ | PARENTHOOD |                            sug> PARITIY 
  id+ | THE UNANTICIPATED |                     sug> WOMAN
  id+ | THE GIVER OF ALL |                      sug> WOMB
  id+ | FEMME FATALE |                          sug> EVENING 
  note traditional metaphors                    sug> DICTUM
  id+ | "THE ALL GIFTED" |                      sug> PANACEA
  id+ | DIVINE FIRST MORTAL WOMAN |             sug> MATE 
  id+ | POISONED GIFT |                         sug> PRESENT
  id+ | WHY DOES EVIL EXISTS? |                 sug> MATING
  id+ | WOMEN as EVIL |                         sug> MATTER 
  id+ | FEMININE TALENT and BEAUTY as EVIL |    sug> CHARISMA
  id+ | SEX as EVIL |                           sug> LIBIDO
  note  most popular notions regarding PANDORA  sug> MATRIMONY 
        stem from ancient Greek sources         sug> FOUNTAIN 
        in particular from the "THEOGONY" and   sug> FOUND 
        "WORKS and DAYS" by HESIOD [#]          sug> TOIL 
  note  some experts believe that HESIOD        sug> TOILET 
        despised and degraded women             sug> FEMUR 
        inclucing PANDORA                       sug> FEMININE 
  note  the present overview is a               sug> CONVERSE   
        "play on words" to prompt cogitation    sug> PRONTO 
  myth> A GIANT EPIMETHEUS                      sug> GIGA 
        the name implies "HINDSIGHT"            sug> RETROSPECT 
  WAS A CHAMPION OF ALL NON HUMAN ANIMALS       sug> ASPECT 
  TO EACH HE GRANTED A GIFT or                  sug> PRESENCE
  A PARTICULAR POSITIVE TRAIT                   sug> PHENOTYPE 
  EPIMETHEUS WAS RATHER DIM AND HAD             sug> MORON 
  NOTHING LEFT TO GRANT HUMANS                  sug> PRESENT 
  HE ASKED HIS BROTHER PROMETHEUS               sug> PROMISS
  named for "FORESIGHT"   sug> LIGHT            sug> FOREHEAD
  WAS AS THE CHAMPION OF HUMANS                 sug> MORTALS
  THOUGHT OF GRANTING THEM                      sug> DONATE
  THE ULTIMATE POWER AND GIVE THEM              sug> ARROGANCE 
  THE "SACRED FIRE" GUARDED BY ZEUS             sug> IMPUNITY 
  PROMETHEUS CHOSE TO STEAL IT                  sug> ROB
  ZEUS FELT HUMANS WERE VICIOUS AND WOULD       sug> MORTAL
  BECOME RIVALS OF THE GODS                     sug> ATHEIST 
  FURIOUS ZEUS SOUGHT REVENGE OR                sug> VENT
  HOW TO WEAKEN MORTALS FROM                    sug> AIL
  DESTROYING THE UNIVERSE                       sug> DECIMATE 
  LOTH TO APPEAR VINDICTIVE                     sug> DUCT 
  ZEUS INSTRUCTED VULCAN TO FORGE               sug> FORGERY
  A TANTALIZING FIRST MORTAL WOMAN              sug> SACRED    
  TO BE A VESSEL some call JAR or BOX           sug> SACRUM  
  JAR BOX KALYX OR UTERUS                       sug> WOMB 
  FILLED WITH INVISIBLE MUTE SPIRITS            sug> SPIRITUAL 
  TO RENDER MORTALS UNAWARE OF THEIR FATE       sug> DESTINY  
  UNWILLING TO DESTROY HUMANITY                 sug> MASSACRE 
  ZEUS ADDED ONE SPIRIT CALLED HOPE             sug> MEDICINE 
  THE REST OF THE OLYMPIANS                     sug> DIA 
  GRANTED PANDORA OTHER GIFTS                   sug> TALENT 
  IN PARTICULAR HERMES WHO DEFORMED             sug> MALFORMATION 
  HER MIND INTO A SHAMLESS ONE                  sug> GUILE  
  ONCE "ALL GIFTED" THIS DIVINE MORTAL FEMALE   sug> CREATURE 
  BECAME THE VEHICLE VESSEL or MATRIX           sug> GENERATION 
  TO CONVEY SPIRITS TO HUMANITY                 sug> GENIUS 
  WHOM ZEUS MADE MUTE AND INVISIBLE             sug> GENES  
  ZEUS STIPULATED THAT THE VESSEL WAS TO        sug> VECTOR  
  TO REMAIN HERMETIC                            sug> HERMES 
  IF OPENED THE SPIRITS WOULD FLUTTER AWAY      sug> FLEE 
  THE BEST WOULD RETURN TO THE HEAVENS AND      sug> PARADE 
  THE MORBID SPIRITS WOULD REMAIN               sug> REST 
  TO PESTER HUMANITY                            sug> NOSOLOGY  
  ZEUS WAS AWARE THAT PROMENTHEUS HAD WIT       sug> INTELLIGENCE 
  SO HE HAD HERMES OFFER THE FEMALE TO          sug> FEMUR 
  TO HIS DIM-WITTED BROTHER EPIMETHEUS          sug> IDIOT 
  WHO FELL ENLOVE WHO NAMED HER PANDORA         sug> FEMALE 
  EPIMETHEUS COULD NOT RESIST HIS IMPULSES      sug> PULSE  
  THE VESSEL WAS UNSEALED                       sug> APERTURE
  THE SPRITIS FLEW AWAY                         sug> FLEET 
  THE BEST ROSE TO THE HEAVENS                  sug> SKY 
  THE WORST CLUNG TO THE MORTALS AND            sug> TERATOGEN 
  HOPE REMAINED TO CONSOLE THEM                 sug> THERAPY    
  myth> the above reflects mostly views given by HESIOD 
  note  PANDORA is presented as being made from EARTH 
        other versions link her with Earth Goddesses 
        in particular GEA  PERSEPHONE  KORE 
  note  among the children of PANDORA with EPIMETHEUS was 
        PYRRHA who with DEUCALION survived the FLOOD 
  note  after the flood PYRRHA and DEUCALION scattered 
        the bones of PANDORA to repopulate the earth 
  note  GEA is one of the PANDORA'S surnames      
  note  ORPHIC POEMS present PANDORA as from the 
        UNDERWORLD HADES or HELL thus an INFERNAL DIVINITY 
  note  other sources link PANDORA with see> PERSEPHONE 
  myth> an elegant wholistic scholarly and suscint version 
        of the metaphor PROMETHEUS - PANDORA pair 
  as agents of the creation of the Universe is found in 
  "THE GREEK MYTHS: I" by Robert GRAVES [#] 
  lit+ HESIOD [#] states 
       that ZEUS said
  " ... I WILL GIVE MEN ...  sug> PROGRESS
  FIRE                       sug> ATOM
  AN EVIL THING              sug> VICE
  IN WHICH THEY MAY ALL      sug> MALADY
  BE GLAD OF HEART           sug> LOVE
  WHILE THEY EMBRACE         sug> CARESS
  THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION ...  sug> FURNACE
  {Zeus} CHARGED HERMES ...  sug> FORNICATION
  TO PUT IN HER              sug> LIVER
  A SHAMELESS MIND AND       sug> LIFE
  A DECEITFUL NATURE ... "   sug> MERCENARY
  hx> ERASMUS [#] of Roterdam is given 
      credit for popularizing the BOX component 
  of the Pandora's legend based on the works of 
  HESIOD [#] that reappeared in 1471 
  PANDORA'S BOX suggests ideas of 
  CHALICE  CHARMING     sug> CHARACTER
  TO BE BOXED or        sug> DOME
  BOUND or              sug> DOMESTIC
  CASED or              sug> CASUALTY
  PREDICAMENT           sug> CLIMAX 
  note EXPERTS have proposed that ERASMUS was in error 
       by interpreting Greek that led to the notion of 
  PANDORA'S "BOX" instead of JAR or CHALIX 
  gr PITHOS  = JAR 
     PIXIS     BOX 
  hx> also note other Greek terms of interest 
  med> gr KAKOI = AILMENT    sug> CACA 
          NOSOI   SICKNESS   sug> NOSOLOGY 
  biol> PANDOREA  PANDORIDAE  PANDORINA
        are names denoting BOX LIKE
  med> perhaps PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS IS AKIN TO
       EXPLORATIONS OF THE PANDORA'S BOX 
  art> RUBENS [#] depicted PANDORA with a "VASO" or VESSEL 
       the work is held at the Palazzo Reale in Genoa 
       RUBENS also offers a dramatic painting of 
       PROMETHEUS stealing the SACRED FIRE  
  art> Dora and Erwin PANOFSKY [#] in " PANDORA'S BOX " by
       Princeton University Press  Princeton 1991  offer a 
  COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND 67 ILLUSTRATIONS SHOWING CHANGING
  PERCEPTIONS OF THE MYTHICAL IMPLICATIONS IN PANDORA 
        

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