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Pandora

Pandora, the first woman ever, is responsible for the biggest oops of all time. In fact, people blame her for every bad thing that's ever happened. You see, way back in the day, she opened a jar full of evil and suffering, letting all that nastiness fly out into the formerly perfect world. Luckily, Hope was chilling in the jar, so humanity still has a little something to get us though the day. Even though Pandora gets a bad rap, it's not really her fault. Zeus had Hephaestus make her out of clay and gave her the jar full of nastiness, knowing full well what she would do. In a way, it was all a total set up, right? It's okay, Pandora—we forgive you.

Basic Information

NamePandora
Nickname"All Giving," "All Gifts," Trouble
SexFemale
Current cityThe Underworld

Work & Education

OccupationFirst Woman Ever in the World (It was a tough job, and I kind of messed it up… oops)
EducationThey didn't have schools back when I was alive

Beliefs

Political viewsDown with Zeus

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsI was molded from clay by Hephaestus—does that count?
SiblingsNone
ChildrenPyrrha. And I guess since I was the first woman, all humans are kind of descended from me.
FriendsOnly my husband Epimetheus and my daughter Pyrrha like to hang out with me.
EnemiesPretty much everybody hates me, because I accidentally let evil and suffering into the world.

Relationships

Relationship statusMarried to Epimetheus

Favorites

Quotations"Curiosity killed the cat."
– Proverb

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for."
– Tom Bodett

"God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist."
– St. Augustine

"Oops!... I did it again."
– Britney Spears

"Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect."
– Stephen Wright
BooksThe Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (I picked this up because the title reminded me of my stupid jar. But I totally understand Esther's depression—it's really sad being me.)
"My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun -" by Emily Dickinson (I hear you, Emily.)
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
"Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats (I wish my jar had been as beautiful and amazing as Keats makes this urn sound.)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (I totally get the whole women being controlled thing.)
"She Walks in Beauty" by Lord Byron
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (Maybe I was bored like Madame Bovary. Maybe that's why I did it.)
Medea by Euripides (Medea: another woman with a bad reputation.)
"The Sick Rose" by William Blake (This poem totally describes how I felt after I opened that stupid jar.)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (Alice: another girl whose curiosity got her in trouble.)
MusicOnly Girl (In the World) by Rihanna
We Are Young by Fun. (I remember when everything was young.)
Born to Die by Lana Del Rey
Lonesome by Dr. Dog
Pandora's Aquarium by Tori Amos
Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine (This song always cheers me up.)
Hold On by Alabama Shakes (Oh man, this one, too. New fave.)
Oops!... I Did It Again by Britney Spears
MoviesVirginia (Mega girl power here)
Edward Scissorhands (I totally know what being an outcast feels like.)
Girl, Interrupted
Ghost World (Outsiders unite!)
The Lucky One
Mean Girls
Persepolis
The Good Girl
TV ShowsUgly Betty
Freaks and Geeks
Smash (I wish my life were more like this.)

Activities & Interests

LikesPottery (Kind of a love/hate relationship here)
Kitty cats
Brunch always cheers me up
ActivitiesAccidentally causing all human suffering (oops)
Sulking by myself
InterestsPhilosophy
Feminism
Nihilism
GroupsFirst Women on Earth (I'm actually the only member)
Lonely Hearts Club
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