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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 )
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Really beautiful image! :heart:
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AGUIRRE-God-Of-Wrath Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It must be - that she opened the box !
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Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ah! :-)
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AGUIRRE-God-Of-Wrath Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Must be!
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Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Sorry, I don't understand... must be what?
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wiebkerost Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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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wiebkerost Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
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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PilotErick Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
OMG!!!! A LIGHT BULB
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Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?
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