Pandora in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, Pandora (ancient Greek, Πανδώρα, derived
from πᾶν "all" and δῶρον "gift", thus "all-gifted", "all-
endowed") was the first woman. As Hesiod related it, each
god helped create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus ordered
Hephaestus to mould her out of Earth as part of the punishment
of mankind for Prometheus' theft of the secret of fire, and
all the gods joined in offering her "seductive gifts". Her
other name, inscribed against her figure on a white-ground
kylix in the British Museum, is Anesidora, "she who sends
up gifts," up implying "from below" within the earth.
According to the myth, Pandora opened a jar (pithos), in
modern accounts sometimes mistranslated as "Pandora's box"
(see below), releasing all the evils of mankind- although the
particular evils, aside from plagues and diseases, are not
specified in detail by Hesiod - leaving only Hope inside once
she had closed it again. She opened the jar out of simple
curiosity and not as a malicious act....