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Pandora, the first woman ever created

Pandora was the first woman created by the Olympian gods

Pandora was the first female created by the Greek gods. Zeus, the king of the gods, commissioned the blacksmith Hephaestus to create a female human form out of earth and water and make her look as beautiful as the gods.

All the Olympian gods contributed to the creation of their appearance and personality, both in positive and negative ways.

Aphrodite, the goddess of love, blessed her with beauty and grace, but on the other hand there was Apollo, the god of music,who sowed lies in Pandora's soul.

Athena, with the help of the Graces,adorned her with golden jewels, but Hermes, messenger of the gods, made her shameless while Hera, the wife of Zeus, blessed Pandora with extreme curiosity.

Because of the many gifts she received, the woman was entitled with the name Pandora, the "all-gifted one".

After her completion, Pandora received a jar that was not to be touched by the gods - but Pandora was an eager personality and could not resist opening the lid. Once the jar was opened, all the evil spirits came out, such as pain, hunger or greed.

As soon as Pandora noticed the damage, she quickly put back the lid and thus fortunately prevented the remaining hope ("Elpis") from escaping from the vessel.

From that moment on, man experienced times of evil in life, but can always count on Hope as his constant comfort.

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