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Pandora

The story of Pandora is told in the myth entitled, "Pandora - Zeus the Creator." According to the legend, Pandora is the name of the woman made in heaven. Her name means "all's gift" or gift for everyone. In other words, Pandora or Woman was a gift that Zeus gave to the world. However, when Zeus sent the beautiful young Pandora down to earth, he gifted her with a box. He slyly told her that she would not be able to resist opening it. But other gods warned her against opening the box. Apollo pleaded with her not to open it. Venus told her to never look inside the box.

Zeus sent Pandora to live with the brothers, Prometheus and Epimetheus. When she arrived, Prometheus was not present. Epimetheus immediately fell in love with the beautiful young woman. She told him about the box and the warnings not...

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