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There are multiple theories of how the universe came to be depending on what culture or religion the ideas or stories come from Many of them usually include how the first beings came to be and those beings include some type of male and female whether they were mortal humans or immortal deities In Genesis and Theogony by Hesiod females and males are born through some sort of method of creation From the beginning of time men and women were not thought to be as equals however in these stories they both have their own strengths and weaknesses as a gender In Hesiods Theogony women are created as a punishment for men When Prometheus gave fire to mankind Zeus wanted to punish the humans for obtaining a forbidden power which was knowledge You plague on all mankind and on yourself Theyll pay for fire Ill give another gift To men an evil thing for their delight Hesiod 61 As a punishment Zeus ordered a girl to be made so that she could lie and persuade Epimetheus to be the cause of all pain and evil that would be brought upon Earth The name that was given to this female was Pandora and she was the ruin of mankind Hermes the Messenger put in her breast Lies and persuasive words and cunning ways The herald of the gods then named the girl Pandora for the gifts which all the gods Had given her this ruin of mankind Hesiod 61 In contrary to Theogony women were created as an aid for men in Genesis When Adam was created he was in charge of tending to many things that were put on Earth prior to God creating him For example he was given the power to name all creatures and he had power of all living creatures on Earth and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over
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