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Pandora by Cyril-Helnwein Pandora by Cyril-Helnwein
In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman. Each god helped create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus ordered her creation as a punishment for mankind, in retaliation for Prometheus' having stolen fire and then giving it to humans for their use. She is most famous for carrying a pithos (jar) containing all the world's evils. She releases these evils, and tries to close the lid but it was too late, everything escaped bar one last thing - Hope, Humanity's only salvation.

From my photo-series "Myths & Fairytales".
This is not a digitally manipulated photograph.
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Given 2011-08-16
A legend recreated - this wonderful piece is a fantastic illustration of Pandora's Box
Pandora by ~Cyril-Helnwein ( Featured by Kaz-D )
:icongryffgirl:
Really beautiful image! :heart:
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AGUIRRE-God-Of-Wrath Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It must be - that she opened the box !
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:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ah! :-)
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AGUIRRE-God-Of-Wrath Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Must be!
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:iconcyril-helnwein:
Cyril-Helnwein Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Sorry, I don't understand... must be what?
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:iconwiebkerost:
Ich finde es schön immer wieder zu so einem Bild zurückzukommen. Eher oder später wird man doch zwangsläufig zum Optimist und das Foto passt sehr gut dazu. <3
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Cyril-Helnwein Apr 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's probably only because you are a happy Mensch, even if you try to deny it! :-)
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:iconwiebkerost:
Haha, whatever that means... you know happiness, you also know sadness and so on. A 'happy' Mensch also always knows the flipside of the coin... Anyway, love this photo. :)
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:iconpiloterick:
OMG!!!! A LIGHT BULB
D:
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Cyril-Helnwein Dec 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?
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