The Greek Times

Lydia C. and Maggie G.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!

Just the other day, Zeus, the king of the gods, ordered Hephaestus, the god of metallurgy and the forge, to create the first woman on earth. They named her Pandora, meaning "all gifts." The gods each gave her a present. Zeus gave her curiosity and a queer locked box.

"Don't ever, ever open this," he told her sternly. He gave her the box to take revenge on Prometheus for giving the humans fire. He knew that Pandora would want to open the box because of her curiosity, and inside the box was terrible things. Zeus then sent her to live with Epimetheus, Prometheus's brother, because he knew that Prometheus would be suspicious otherwise. Pandora did not open the box for a long while. But soon enough, curiosity won out, and one day while her husband was away, she opened it. Sickness, death, lies, torture, and all these other bad things that the greeks had not had before flew out of the box. Pandora stood sobbing until she noticed the last tiny little thing fly out of the box. She caught it before it could fly away. It was the only good thing in the box. It was hope.


We believe that the moral of this story is about curiosity and how it can backfire, but I think that curiosity can also be a good thing. Perhaps hope is symbolizing this.


Weekly Interview: Pandora

By: Lydia C.

Just last week, I happened to stumble into Pandora. I had just enough time to interview her and write it on some papyrus. Here’s how the conversation went:


ME: HEY PANDORA!

P: HELLO LYDIA.

ME: ARE YOU UP FOR A QUICK INTERVIEWING?

P: I GUESS.

ME:OKAY, NUMBER ONE, DO YOU HAVE ANY SYMBOLS?

P: A JAR, I GUESS. I DONT REALLY HAVE A PARTICULAR SYMBOL THOUGH.

ME: OKAY. SECOND QUESTION: ARE YOU A MORTAL?

P: WELL, I AM A MORTAL, BUT I WAS CREATED BY THE GODS. HEPHAESTUS SCULPTED ME OUT OF EARTH. I AM THE FIRST WOMAN ON EARTH.

ME: ARE YOU STILL IN CONTACT WITH THE GODS?

P: WELL, I DON’T SEE THEM ANYMORE, BUT BEFORE I LEFT THEY EACH GAVE ME A GIFT: APHRODITE; BEAUTY; ATHENA; SILK CLOTHES; AND ZEUS GAVE ME CURIOSITY AND THAT AWFUL LOCKED BOX!!!!!

ME: I HEARD THAT THAT BOX WAS TROUBLE. YOU MUST HAVE FELT AWFUL!

P: IT WAS ALL ZEUS'S FAULT. ZEUS WAS CRANKY AND MAD AT MY HUSBAND EPIMETHEUS’S BROTHER, PROMETHEUS, FOR GIVING THE HUMANS FIRE. SO HE MADE SURE THAT I WOULD WANT TO OPEN THE BOX, SO I DID AND ALL THE BAD THINGS IN THE WORLD ESCAPED!!!!!

ME: THAT IS TERRIBLE! SO IS THAT WHY WE HAVE SICKNESS, SUFFERING, AND SADNESS IN THE WORLD?

P: YES! BUT AT LEAST I CAUGHT HOPE BEFORE IT FLEW AWAY.

ME: YEAH, SOMETIMES A LITTLE HOPE CAN HELP ALL THOSE BAD THINGS SEEM NOT SP BAD. WELL, I HAVE GOT TO GO! SEE YOU LATER PANDORA!

P: OKAY, BYE.

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Pandora's Family Tree

Pandora does not have parents, nor any siblings. She was made from earth, and then she married Prometheus' brother, Epimetheus.
And that concludes our weekly papyrus. Thanks for reading! Buy next week's to find out about how Zeus feels about Poseidon in our weekly interview. Goodbye, Greece!