- Classical Mythology. the first woman, created by Hephaestus, endowed by the gods with all the graces and treacherously presented to Epimetheus along with a box (originally a jar) in which Prometheus had confined all the evils that could trouble humanity. As the gods had anticipated, Pandora gave in to her curiosity and opened the box, allowing the evils to escape, thereby frustrating the efforts of Prometheus. In some versions, the box contained blessings, all of which escaped but hope.
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Contemporary Examples of pandora
So the LP was a revelation in its day, as amazing as Pandora is to us.Before the Earthquake Hit: When The Beatles Landed in America
January 29, 2014
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The first song from Pandora is “187 Proof,” which immediately blows my mind because I have never heard this song.
Defeated, he tries out the new iTunes Radio against old favorite Pandora.
Pandora, a successful entrepreneur, has long aspired to be “of no interest to anyone.”‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature
July 23, 2013
Historical Examples of pandora
Pandora continually kept saying to herself and to Epimetheus.
It was heavy; quite too heavy for the slender strength of a child, like Pandora.
Then she kissed Pandora on the forehead, and her hurt was cured likewise.
“I should like very much to come and see her,” said Pandora.
Pandora by this time had given her attention again to Mrs. Steuben.
- a handsome red sea bream, Pagellus erythrinus, of European coastal waters, caught for food in the Mediterranean
- a marine bivalve mollusc of the genus Pandora that lives on the surface of sandy shores and has thin equal valves
- music another word for bandore
Word Origin for pandora
Pandore (pænˈdɔː, ˈpændɔː)
- Greek myth the first woman, made out of earth as the gods' revenge on man for obtaining fire from Prometheus. Given a box (Pandora's box) that she was forbidden to open, she disobeyed out of curiosity and released from it all the ills that beset man, leaving only hope within
Word Origin for Pandora
1570s, in Greek mythology, the first mortal woman, made by Hephaestus and given as a bride to Epimetheus, from Greek pandora "all-gifted" (or perhaps "giver of all"), from pan "all" (see pan-) + doron "gift," from PIE root *do- "to give" (see date (n.1)).
Pandora's box (1570s) refers to her gift from Zeus, which was foolishly opened by Epimetheus, upon which all the contents escaped. They were said to be the host of human ills (escaping to afflict mankind), or, in a later version, all the blessings of the god (escaping to be lost), except Hope, which alone remained.