And the girl made from water and clay was named Pandora, which means the All-Gifted. Athena taught her needlework and weaving and Aphrodite how to use her feminine charms. The gods gave her many gifts and locked them all in a golden box. Pandora carried it like the treasure it was. But then the inevitable came to pass, Pandora opened the box. Some say it was out of curiosity; others say she was persuaded by her husband Epimetheus. Or maybe it was a bit of both.
Once she opened the box, various diseases, blight, evil, suffering, woes, envy, catastrophes, disagreements, wars and unhappiness flew out and spread all over the world. Because the gods had filled the box not just with their valuable gifts, but also many things they wanted to get rid of.
When Pandora saw what had happened, she slammed the lid shut immediately. But it was far too late. Only one thing remained in the bottom of the box: hope. And now it lies in front of you.