The Story of Pandora's Box

The Story of Pandora's Box
By Ding Jian

In the story of ancient Greece, the god of Prometheus stole fire from the heaven for human. And then human learned to utilize fire for their lives, which made Zeus furious. Therefore, Zeus required his son Hephaestus to make a woman with clay called Pandora, which meant "the person endowed with all the merits". She was a fabulous woman with extraordinary beauty. Every god conferred her with a talent to make her perfect. Aphrodite gave her beauty, Hermes made her eloquent and Apollo presented her with the gift of music. Finally, Zeus gave Pandora a box, in which there were disasters and plagues.

Then Zeus sent Pandora to the earth to Empathies, the brother of Prometheus. Prometheus was sure that Zeus had an ill will towards human, so he warned Empathies not to take anything from the heaven. Unfortunately, Empathies was an honest and kind man and took Pandora as his wife. After their marriage, Pandora was often left alone at home because her husband had to help the human with their lives. And Pandora always wondered what was hidden inside the box.

One day, when Pandora was all by herself at home, she could not resist her curiosity and opened the box Zeus had given to her. However, there was nothing but all kinds of catastrophes in the box. Before Pandora opened the box, there were no disasters on the earth, and people lived a serene and happy life, since all the disasters were kept inside the box to free people from misfortune. But due to Pandora's ignorance and curiosity, plagues fled from the box and spread on the earth. From that time on, human began to suffer from all kinds of disasters such as disease and plague, misfortune and misery, selfishness and greed, madness and jealousy, pomposity and cruelty.

In a panic, Pandora immediately closed the box and hope was left in the box. Hope was secretly placed in the bottom of the box because Athena did not want to see the destruction of humans. Therefore, even though people go through all the sufferings, they are able to keep hope in their heart and stay hopeful about their life and future.

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