Pandora: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Pandora
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In Greek mythology Pandora was the first woman, and disobeyed the command of the Gods by opening a container. That "Pandora's box" released all the evils of mankind into the world. Today the phrase "Pandora's box" refers to any action that opens up a plethora of trouble you can't take back.
There's more than one version of the "Pandora's Box" myth. Ancient Greek versions of the myth imply that Pandora opened the box and released all good things into the world. After all, Pandora was given the box as a wedding present. Hence why the name means "gifted" or "all of the gifts". However, once Christianity became popular, the story changed to better reflect the biblical story of Eve.
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Pandora means "Every Gift" "Gifted" "All of the Gifts"
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Pandora Boxx, RPDR season 2 contestant
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Pandora is Adrian Mole's half sister in Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole diaries set in England.
Pandora is a vampire in Anne Rice's book, 'Pandora.'
'Pandora's Aquarium' is a song by Tori Amos.
Pandora is the name of the slightly wierd friend of Effie in the UK teen drama Skins.