Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod’s Works and Days. One thing has always confused me about the story of Pandora. When she opened her box (or jar, whatever), all sorts of evil things escaped outside the box, and this is why we have evil in the world. Zeus, pleased that his trap was working, gave Pandora a wedding gift of a beautiful box. (In Hesiod’s original version, the gift was actually a pithos’ or jar.
The myth of the Pandora’s Box has been widely criticized as an example of misogyny (hatred for women) because it attributes the origin of evil in the universe to the existence of a woman. The myth of Pandora’s box provides a background to the very audacity of hope the world seeks in these turbulent times. This wonderful creature was Hope. When Pandora’s box was opened again, Hope managed to fly away and to go around the world and heal the wounds produced by the plagues.
According to Greek mythology, the first woman on Earth, Pandora, was given a box that she was not to open under any circumstance. Too curious to resist, she opened it, and all of the evils of the world flew out: hate, pain, destructiveness, starvation. The conclusion, when Pandora traps Hope in her jar (or box), has eluded classicists for centuries. Was Pandora saving Hope for mankind, or keeping Hope away from humanity. Zeus named his lovely new daughter Pandora. And Hope made all the difference in the world.
Now the most puzzling part of the story is the presence of hope amidst all evil? Americans just dedicated an entire month to exchanging gift-wrapped boxes with family and friends. When the bows came off the well-intentioned presents, some of them were treasured, and some were tossed into the forgotten corners of a dark closet. Tags: evil, false-hope, hope, malice, pain, pandora-s-box. However, before closing the box, Pandora also discovered a power called Hope in it. She then reopened it in an effort to aid mankind, and released Hope to the world along with many other evils. ADULTS ONLY The Rocket Radio Show Presents: A tale of two tales about the burning embers of our republic.