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The Story of Pandora’s Box

Sir Dig-a-lot | 8-14 yrs | Interactive, Reading Pod

Greek Myth of Pandora and her Box

“Today someone stole my favorite pencil box. It also had my lunch money. I couldn’t tell mom and dad because they would feel very bad and might think I lost it” Rohan was upset and complained to his friend.

Sir Dig A Lot said “I am sure they will believe you Rohan. Don’t worry they might buy you another one if you tell them what happened. I am sorry someone stole it. If only Pandora hadn’t opened the box!” Sir Dig A Lot said

Rohan gave a puzzled look to his friend to which Sir Dig A Lot “Let me tell you a Greek mythical story. Long time ago, Zeus the Greek God ordered Hephaestus to make him a beautiful daughter made out of clay. Hephaestus created a beautiful girl called Pandora. When she grew older Zeus sent Pandora to earth to marry a simple man Epimetheus, who was lonely. Now Zeus was mad at Prometheus who was Epimetheus’s brother. To punish Prometheus, Zeus locked all the evil and diseases in a box and gave it to Pandora. He gave the key to Epimetheus and made him promise that it would never be opened. Zeus thought that Epimetheus’s curiosity would get the better of him and either he or his brother will open the box.”

“Pandora was a curious girl. She begged Epimetheus to give her the key so she could open the box. However Epimetheus knew better and tried to convince Pandora to obey her father’s order. When Epimetheus had slept, Pandora stole the key and opened the box.”

“Out flew all the evil, jealousy, envy, deceit out of the box. Before Pandora realized what she had done it was too late and the world got all the bad things flew out in the world. When Epimetheus woke up he found Pandora sobbing who told him what happened. It is believed that Pandora unleashed all the evil things in the world because of her curiosity.”

“That is so bad! Why did she open the box? If she hadn’t I would still have my pencil box” Rohan said disappointed.

Sir Dig A Lot laughed and said “She opened the box again to show her husband what she had done and out flew a small angel. Before she could shut the box it came to them and said ‘I am hope’. So if we have evil things like lie, deceit, jealousy and envy, we also have hope Rohan. With that hope tell your parents the truth, they will believe you.”

Rohan smiled, hugged his friend and thanked him for the story. The next day he told his father what had happened and Mr. Sharma already knowing about the truth as Sir dig A Lot bought Rohan a new pencil box.

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