Pandora's box

Greek - A box containing all human troubles. This box was given to Pandora as a gift when she married Epimetheus. Against instructions, she opened it and out flew all the ills that have since afflicted mankind. The last to come out of the box was Hope. In some versions a vase or jug, containing all the items left over when Prometheus created human beings, was found by Pandora who could not resist looking inside. Also commonly identified as Pandora's box.

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