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According to Greek mythology, men lived in peace and good health until the first woman, Pandora, entered the world. This complicated tale marks women as a necessary evil in ancient Greek belief. With Pandora, men's other half is introduced to the world, and in depicting women as untrustworthy and even devious, the myth supports the paternal structure of ancient Greek culture.
The Myth of Pandora The Greek poet Hesiod describes how the titan Prometheus brought the gift of fire to man, angering the Olympian gods, who decided to take their revenge not only on Prometheus, but on the human race as well.
They did so by creating a physically perfect woman out of clay.
The result, named Pandora, was given beauty accompanied by cunning, deceit and guile. The gods gave Pandora to Prometheus' brother Epimetheus.
Once inside his home, Pandora opened the gift Zeus had given her: Although men had been free of such troubles before, Pandora's simple act of opening the jar released them to plague the human race forever after. Pandora's Purpose for the Gods Pandora marks the female of the species as a necessary evil that determines the inferior status of the human race, placing mortal men and women decidedly below the race of gods.
Unlike the Judeo-Christian story of Adam and Eve, in which Eve brings sin and misery to humankind through her own misjudgment, Pandora is created for the very purpose of evil.
She is never given the choice whether to give in to evil, because it is her entire reason for existing. In her role as the first woman, this casts a damning light on the entire gender. This particular origin story underscores the realities of ancient Athenian society, where women had no independent legal status.
A woman was forever under some form of guardianship -- first that of her father or another male relative, then that of her husband. With men overseeing the economic aspects of her life, an ancient Athenian woman also was banned from public life and unable to own property.“Perhaps it is a necessary evil.
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Apr 25, · it is true that there will be no life in this earth without women in this earth! there will be only death!
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necessary evil Something bad that must exist or occur in order for something good to happen. These days, student loans are a necessary evil in order to get an education that leads to a well-paying job. Some view dictators as a necessary evil who keep the region stable by suppressing more radical elements.
See also: evil, necessary a necessary evil. According to Greek mythology, men lived in peace and good health until the first woman, Pandora, entered the world.
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