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Women may appear as dangerous and evil in the myth of Pandora but this is simply an extension of the roles of Gaia and Rhea whose maternal allegiances regularly turn them against their husbands This quote possesses a spectrum of interpretations yet in my opinion contains both precision and falsity While it is certain that the myth of Pandora portrays women with a great deal of malevolence as well as the fact that on various accounts the maternal loyalty of Gaia and Rhea do turn them against their husbands Nevertheless to conjoin these statements to say that according to Hesoid Pandoras actions are an extension of the roles of Gaia and Rhea is not entirely accurate First of all one must analyze the myth of Pandora to understand how exactly women are portrayed as a result of Pandora One quote sums up the attitude in which Hesiod conveys women What else is a woman but a foe to friendship an inescapable punishment a necessary evil a natural temptation a desirable calamity a domestic danger a delectable detriment an evil nature painted with fair colours The Myth of a Goddess Evolution of an Image Hesoid portrays women as the beautiful evil He characterizes women as being gifts for men empty vessels used for reproduction bearers of all evil temptresses as punishment for men and as property of men Pandora was said to be a perfect beautiful woman There are many stories of her birth as well as what god actually created her Some accounts cite Zeus as her creator others state that Zeus appointed Hephaestus to create her Pandora was sent to earth by Hermes and given to Epimetheus as a wife She was fashioned using earth and water She then rose from the earth lifeless and naked Pandora was then given gifts from all of the gods she was clothed in gold jewels and elaborate garments She was somewhat symbolized as a
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