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The connection to Pan, the god is a bit off I think, but to the concept of "all" it is right on the money.

And Dora being flower is also on the money in that woman is often associated with flower for bing soft but also in a more ancient sexual/phallic context.

Pandora then becomes the "all flower". And flower becomes flowering or life giving increase (she was after all the first woman and arhetypical mother in Greek myth. So we have the all flowering maiden!

Man in this story is static, never changing and if left to his own devices would not advance beyond his immediate needs while woman is the source of advancement. Through her and her alone do we truely advance.

The story is also one of hope. When all the evils (raw knowledge lacking widom) were released into the world a single gossamer winged being remained behind to rest upon her shoulder and that being was called hope. The question is when the box was given to her it was a temptation that could not be overlooked and it was made too easy to open, it was not made to be kept closed at all. Evil was released but so was hope adn it is hope that drives humans. It is the final element of the creation story...

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Pandora's Box 556 AngelaSD 16-May-05 23:23
Re: Pandora's Box 347 Joyeuse 17-May-05 01:32
Re: Pandora's Box 292 David L 17-May-05 01:48
Re: Pandora's Box 265 AngelaSD 17-May-05 02:11
Re: Pandora's Box 286 David L 17-May-05 02:18
Re: Pandora's Box 283 SunSword 17-May-05 14:14
Re: Pandora's Box 268 David L 17-May-05 16:06
Re: Pandora's Box 304 IanG 25-May-05 08:50
Re: Pandora's Box 381 debraregypt 17-May-05 14:10
Re: Pandora's Box 311 debraregypt 17-May-05 15:16
Re: Pandora's Box 310 debraregypt 17-May-05 15:33
Re: Pandora's Box 255 IanG 25-May-05 09:02
Re: Pandora's Box 346 Farseeker 17-May-05 16:34
Re: Pandora's Box 326 debraregypt 17-May-05 16:47
Re: Pandora's Box 305 Farseeker 17-May-05 17:12
Re: Pandora's Box 264 debraregypt 17-May-05 17:31
Re: Pandora's Box 282 AngelaSD 17-May-05 18:10
Re: Pandora's Box 225 debraregypt 17-May-05 18:12
Re: Pandora's Box 295 Joyeuse 18-May-05 01:10
Re: Pandora's Box 245 Farseeker 18-May-05 14:17
Re: Pandora's Box 335 Farseeker 17-May-05 16:25
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 925 Joyeuse 18-May-05 13:17
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 325 debraregypt 18-May-05 13:28
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 445 Farseeker 18-May-05 14:36
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 292 debraregypt 18-May-05 16:34
what is sin...take a look! 314 debraregypt 19-May-05 03:12
Re: what is sin...take a look! 283 Nolondil 19-May-05 20:26
Re: what is sin...take a look! 234 debraregypt 20-May-05 01:01
another story twisted is the name of Jesus 310 Joyeuse 18-May-05 20:55
Re: another story twisted is the name of Jesus 273 debraregypt 18-May-05 23:03
Re: another story twisted is the name of Jesus 303 Joyeuse 19-May-05 00:07
actually read this as it is exactly like you said (long but worth it) :-) 974 Joyeuse 19-May-05 09:01
Re: Pandora's Box from Joseph Campbell perspective 378 IanG 28-May-05 17:55
Attention all posters 334 Richard Fusniak 28-May-05 21:54
Re: Pandora's Box 365 Eddie Larry 19-May-05 02:50
Re: Pandora's Box 273 Joyeuse 19-May-05 09:06
Re: Pandora's Box 236 AngelaSD 21-May-05 02:20
Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 795 Joyeuse 21-May-05 03:09
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 373 Eddie Larry 25-May-05 03:56
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 303 Joyeuse 25-May-05 16:00
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 255 David L 25-May-05 04:25
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 349 Joyeuse 25-May-05 16:04
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 291 David L 25-May-05 16:37
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 263 JamesH 25-May-05 19:08
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 278 AngelaSD 26-May-05 03:19
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 313 JamesH 26-May-05 05:28
The one whom we love 313 JamesH 26-May-05 05:52
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 310 AngelaSD 26-May-05 03:06
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 320 David L 26-May-05 05:18
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 315 JamesH 26-May-05 06:07
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 239 David L 26-May-05 16:43
Re: Isis the mother of Homo Sapiens Sapiens 343 JamesH 26-May-05 20:04


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