Pandora's box

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There was chatter amongst the gods, Pandora's box was opened and the sins were let loose into the world of men. The debate grew more intense as some of the gods begged Zeus to return the sins back into the box.

"I say we leave the sins free, man needs to fear us, worship us, pray to us. Let the sins teach them a lesson", Ares, the god of war spoke with contempt.

"Would you let them suffer for the mistake of one woman? Would you sit back and watch as they slaughter themselves? You are their creator Zeus, don't do this"

"I did nothing Apollo, they brought it upon themselves. I have sworn not to interfere in the affairs of man"

"But you did interfere when you gave Pandora the box did you not?"

"A test I say, they failed and must live with the consequences", Ares replied.

"It's not secret that you have never been fond of them Ares, you thrive off their bloodshed", Apollo said, making eye contact with Ares

"You are unusually quiet for the goddess of reason Athena, what say you", asked Zeus.

"I don not side with Ares but if you truely want to test your creations, give them the chance to sort out their problems themselves"

"Then it is decided, the gods shall not intervene"


"Let me out, let me out", a small voice cried from the box. Pandora was torn knowing fully well what she had released from the box.

"I am trying to get the rest of you back and you want me to let you out?"

"I am not like the rest, I am different, I am hope".

"Hope? How did hope get caught up with Wrath, Gluttony, Greed, Envy, Sloth, Pride and Lust"

"There are things beyond understanding, I am here to keep the rest in check".

"I have been fooled once, I will not be fooled again. I will wait for the gods, they will come to my rescue"

Pandora had faith in Zeus, in the gods but eight years passed since the box was first opened and the gods did not intervene. The sins lurked round the earth, poisoning the heart of men and causing destruction wherever they went.

Pandora was slowly losing faith, she prayed day and night but no answer. The little voice in the box never relented from wanting to be set free.


"It has been eight years Zeus, I told you, they will never learn, we have watched them end each other", Ares spoke proudly."They were a mistake from the start, I say we end them, end their misery"

"You speak so soon Ares", Aphrodite, the goddess of love replied, "Look at Pandora"

They watched as Pandora walked up to the box, opening it up to let hope roam free. There was a smile on Zeus' face, for what could beat hope?


"I have released another curse into the world"

"On the contrary, your actions might just have saved it"

"Zeus!! Is that you? Why have you not answered any of my prayers? Why have you let me suffer"

"The gods shall not interfere in the affairs of man, I am only here to take back the box"

"I do not understand, why have you come for the box? The sins need to go back inside"

"You have changed the world already Pandora, men will have to live with the sins. You have also release hope and as long as she lives in the heart of man, man will thrive. Goodbye Pandora, we will be watching".

There was certain relief with hearing Zeus' words. She knew the gods were watching, she knew the world was safe.



Please note that this is based on fiction and has no relation to any tale of greek mythology out there. Thank you for reading



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Wow! This was wonderfully written. A retelling of Pandora's Box through dialogue... and in your version Hope is released to the world... lovely!

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Beautiful. ..I certainly enjoyed the dialogue.. but I still wonder why hope was still in the same box alongside the other sins... was she that strong to withstand all their cunningness...of course she was..

Great story... thanks for sharing ❤️

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Beautiful write up, I sure enjoyed the dialogue.

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This was great :) I wonder if Man will ever find a way to trap the sins again?

!hivebits

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Hi @theinkwell , was my entry not counted???

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Hi @treasure-joshua, since apparently you didn't get the hint. Please note that saying "this is based on fiction and has no relation to any tale of greek mythology out there" does not make it unrelated to what you have mentioned.


In fact, it is 100% related and even to the point that it can be considered somewhat plagiarism. I will leave it at that this time, please be advised to Only Post ORIGINAL Stories next time.

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Hi @yaziris, I'm sorry if it seemed like a plagiarised. I grew up with the tale of Pandora's box and thought it would be fun to write a tale from my own point of view. I knew hope was released but in all honesty, I didn't know how and so I thought I'd write a story surrounding the whole theme.

Maybe I shouldn't have messed with it in the first place. I haven't plagiarised since I started blogging on hive and I wasn't going to start now. My apologies if it looked that way

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All good man. I did not say you plagiarized it, I just told you that it IS fully related to the point where such accusation "can somewhat even be made". Just to emphasize the fact that it is very related despite your disclaimer.

I like greek mythology and I know it can be inspiring. I even like your retelling and iteration of the original Pandora's Box through dialogue. But in the end, it can't be considered as very "original", and I'm sure you realized this after publishing from others' comments too, hence the edit you made with that disclaimer.

In any case, you thought we "ignored" it and you were wondering. So I had to tell you what's up.


Also @treasure-joshua, on an unrelated note, you might want to edit your profile picture and use something more personalized instead. Leaving a default image can seem a little off. Just a bit of an advice 😉


Have a nice day/evening!

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In any case, you thought we "ignored" it and you were wondering. So I had to tell you what's up.

Oh thank you, I'd sure to be more careful next time.

Also @treasure-joshua, on an unrelated note, you might want to edit your profile picture and use something more personalized instead. Leaving a default image can seem a little off. Just a bit of an advice 😉

I never really paid attention to my profile picture but I just did now. No more off putting for me🙃🙃

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