Pandora was modeled by hephaetus in the likeness of Aphrodite.
Hermes brought Pandora down to earth and offered her in marriage to Epimetheus, who live among the mortals.
But Pandora was not perfectly happy, for she did not know what was in the jar that Zeus had given her. It was not long before her curiosity got the better of her and she had to take quick peek.
The moment she opened the lid, out swarmed a horde of miseries: Greed, Vanity, slander,Envy, and all the evils that until then had been unknown to mankind.
Horrified at what she had gone, Pandora clapped the lid on, just in time to keep Hope from flying away too. Zeus had put Hope at the bottom of the jar, and the unleashed miseries would quickly have put an end to it.
They stung and bit the mortals as Zeus had planned, but their sufferings made them wicked instead of good, as Zeus had hoped. They lied, they stole, and they killed each other and became so evil that Zeus in disgust decided to drown them in a flood.
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