Hey.........Does anyone know the story of the Pandora Box in Greek Mythology??????????????
I heard it originated from Greek Myths....So, what's it about?
pardon the terms that I will use but this would be both partially accurate and "modern"
there are multiple renditions of the story but it all boils down to a box and pandora's itchy meddlesome hands.
pandora is the greek version of eva/eve.
the box kept the sins(horrors, sorrows, sufferings, depending on the rendition) of the world locked up.
Pandora, was the first woman made from clay, and was the love child of Zeus and Hephty(Hephastus.... because even gods go gay for Zeus....... behind their wive's back)
Zeus, being a sore ass that he was, sent Pandora to earth to be the bride of Epimetheus. mail order bride from a god.... game over, man, game over... anyway, what makes the idea sick is the fact that Pim is prometheus's brother. if you look at a different gay story, prometheus is facing the wrath of zeus for giving the hoomans fire without the gods' consent... the purpose of Dora being Pim's bride is for Pim to bear the burden of the gods' wrath against prometheus.(zeus is an ass. not a good one either)
pandora wasnt that bad. we can say that she's got the looks. the problem is, as with typical women, she's too curious.
one day zeus entrusted the couple with a lockbox. no explanation what so ever, just instructed them to never open it. he entrusted the key to Pim and entrusted the box to Dora.
we all know what that leads to.....
she took the key from pim while he was sleeping and opened the box and all the horrors of the world flew out of the box....
"shopping, jewelry, MAC, Justin Beiber, trolls, autotune, America, Rottenbutter, Einhayate, totallyweakman, brutal, A.N.A.L.S., etc... that sort of shyt"
just before dora was able to shut the box close, it was too late. all the contents escaped and spread out into the world.
Pim woke up to the sound of the chaos that just happened and asked Dora what happened.
Dora explained what happened and showed Pim that the contents of the box escaped and it was empty but when she opened the box to show him, one more content came out...
it was a small bug... dumb bytch tried to kill the bug. the small bug spoke to pandora...
"whoah, bytch, watch it. I'm here to set right what dumb thing you did just now. my name is Hope. leave this to me. you dont have to worry about the contents of the box, worry about what ya'll gonna tell susie(zeus) about this, ay't? hope out!"
then the bug flew away.
That was the strangest rendition of the story of Pandora's box I'd ever heard. Even so, it's quite accurate.
However, in the version of the myth that I was told, Zeus' wrath was not because of Prometheus stealing fire from Mount Olympus and giving it to humans. According to the version I was taught, Zeus' anger over that event was sated by the fact that humans used fire to burn offerings to the gods, so he decided to let it slide.
Prometheus, however, didn't know when to quit. He saw that the humans were burning the best parts of the meat for sacrifices and decided to offer them even more help. He had the humans arrange the meat into two piles, one with the choice bits, and the other with entrails. The pile of entrails was covered in fat so that it looked better than the choice meats.
Prometheus then called Zeus down and asked him which type of meat he'd like the humans to sacrifice from then on. Zeus picked the pile that looked fatty and delicious. When the humans started burning it, however, he realized he'd been duped. He decided to punish the humans who tricked him by creating the first woman, Pandora, who would later unleash all the terrors of the world.
Prometheus, on the other hand, was punished for teaching humans to deceive the gods by being chained to a rock and having vultures eat out his liver. However, being a titan, Prometheus was immortal, so his liver would grow back each night, only to be eaten again the next day. This continued for many years, perhaps hundreds, until Prometheus was finally freed by Hercules.
Personally, I love how all these myths are so interconnected. One can trace the birth of the Olympian gods all the way to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus in an unbroken chain of events. Granted, the last part I just mentioned wouldn't have been present in the ancient Greek account, but certainly would be in Roman retellings of the stories.