And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Originally posted by ManjushriPrajna
The problem with boxes is, however, that there are those who have been in the box for a long time. And after a while, they realize they've learned a
lot about the stuff in the box. But instead of going over and having a peek inside another box, they stay in their own and start wanting to have some
position of power, some modicum of celebrity. They hold onto this dearly, and anybody who tries to bring up something from outside the box is
ridiculed and demonized. This gives rise to inflated egos, and before long, spirituality becomes religion, and religion degenerates into abject
And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Zeus, set Hephaestos the task of creating a clay woman with a human voice. Hephaestos worked and worked and created a masterpiece.
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Athene, goddess of wisdom and Zeus' daughter liked the clay figure and she breathed life into it. She taught the woman how to weave and clothed her.
Aphrodite the goddess of love made her beautiful. The god Hermes taught her to charm and deceive.
Zeus was pleased with what he saw, but he had made her as a trap. He named the woman Pandora and sent her as a gift to Epimetheus.
Therefore ...... they shall be one flash
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Epimetheus had been warned by his brother Prometheus that he should never accept gifts from Zeus because there would always be a catch. Epimetheus
ignored his brother's warning, fell in love with Pandora and married her. Zeus, pleased that his trap was working gave Pandora a wedding gift of a
beautiful box. There was one condition however...that was that she never opened the box.
For a while they were very happy.
Originally posted by ManjushriPrajna
If you cling too much, the world passes by around you, and you end up missing a lot of beautiful stuff going on. So start browsing all the boxes. You
never know. Some interesting things just might start popping up...
Finally she could stand it no longer.....
however, Zeus did not punish Pandora; because he knew this would happen.
.....Pandora's Box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora's creation in Hesiod's Works and Days. The "box" was
actually a large jar (πίθος pithos) given to Pandora (Πανδώρα) ("all-gifted", "all-giving"), which contained all the evils of
the world. Today, to open Pandora's box means to create evil that cannot be undone.
In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the God of craftsmanship, to create her, so he
did—using water and Earth. The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, and Hermes speech.
When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus' brother. With her, Pandora was given a
beautiful container which she was not to open under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity given to her by the gods, Pandora opened it, and all
evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped, except for one
thing that lay at the bottom, which was the angel of Hope named Astrea. Pandora was deeply saddened by what she had done, and was afraid that she
would have to face Zeus' wrath, since she had failed her duty; however
Etymology of "Box"
A pithos from Crete, ca. 675 BC. Louvre
An Attic pyxis, 440–430 BC. British Museum
The original Greek word used was pithos, which is a large jar, sometimes as large as a small person (Diogenes of Sinope was said to have once slept in
one). It was used for storage of wine, oil, grain or other provisions, or, ritually, as a container for a human body for burying. In the case of
Pandora, this jar may have been made of clay for use as storage as in the usual sense, or of bronze metal as an unbreakable prison.
The mistranslation of pithos is usually attributed to the 16th century humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam who translated Hesiod's tale of Pandora into
Latin. Erasmus rendered pithos as the Greek pyxis, meaning "box".
Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote Latin (play /ˈlætɪn/; Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: [laˈtiːna]) is an Italic language originally
spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. It, along with most European languages, is a descendant of the ancient Proto-Indo-European language.