A most perfect retelling of a classic myth. Or maybe the original story?
They told me not to open it. Well now. If Zeus did want me to open it, he should not have given it to me in the first place. A women’s curiosity? Bah! They always need someone to blame, don’t they? But don’t believe everything you hear.
Come closer. I will tell you the TRUE story.
It was Zeus, my uncle, who gave me the box. All the while he ordered me to leave it clamped shut. “Do not touch it, Pandora,” he commanded, his voice full of curmudgeon contempt. “If you dare open it, the consequences will be great.”
I paid him no heed. Zeus! I owed him no favors! Had he not raped and pillaged and punished? There was Leda the swan, his own wife Hera, my mother Demeter. He had sent many a plague upon my kin. He deserved no obedience from me, nor anyone else!
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