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Aidos and Nemesis will depart the earth, leaving behind ills against which there will be no bulwark. The kings are now addressed, as Hesiod relates the fable of the nightingale and the hawk to them.

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A hawk flying high in the air had a nightingale in its talons. The smaller bird was shrieking and crying, to which the hawk responded:.

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You fool, why do you scream? Someone much your better has you. You go wherever I conduct you, songstress though you may be.

I shall make you my dinner, if I wish, or let you go. Senseless is he who wishes to set himself against his betters: he lacks victory and suffers grief upon grief. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Common abbreviations are WD and Op. There is some debate about the simple and obvious translation of "elpis" as "hope".

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Some scholars argue that is really should be translated as "expectation" since the root word is from "suppose". And in this context it is argued that what was left in the jar was not Hope as we know it, but the "expectation of ills" so that Man would be unpleasantly surprised by ills that befell him instead of expecting them. Confer W. Verdenius, Commentary on Hesiod , et al.

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Theogony Works and Days Shield of Heracles. So Zeus had Hephaestos craft a creature out of clay that Athena then supplied with the "womanly skill" of weaving and tended to her clothing and hair.

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Aphrodite gave her desire and heartbreak, "and all the aching sorrow of love. She was sent to Prometheus' dim brother Epimetheus, who had been instructed not to accept gifts from Zeus. Once among humankind, Pandora lifted the lid of a jar in the Middle Ages this became "Pandora's box" , out of which poured ills, torment, pain, disease, anguish, pestilence, etc. Only hope remained in the jar. What does it mean that hope remains in Pandora's jar?

Etiologically, the myth explains the origin of woman and of suffering. In Theogony , Hesiod portrays Pandora and womankind as unproductive consumers. More Contact Us How to Subscribe.

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