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John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849  10 February 1917)  Pandora  Oil on canvas, 1896  152 x 91 cm  Private collection
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Title: Pandora
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John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 — 10 February 1917)
Pandora
Oil on canvas, 1896
152 x 91 cm
Private collection

In myth, Pandora was the first woman ever to be created. At the request of Zeus, she was fashioned from clay by Hephaestus and blessed with every gift the gods could . Zeus then endowed her with a box to present to the man who married her, thereby planning to destroy Prometheus' creation of man by giving Pandora to him as a wife. Realizing, however, that Prometheus would be too wise to accept the gift, Zeus conducted her to his less cautious brother, Epimetheus, who married her and opened the box thereby unleashing all the evils and diseases to afflict the world. Only hope lingered at the bottom of the box to console man in his troubles.
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