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Interesting tale of Pandora's Box and comments on the similarities to the story of Eve and the apple.
 
Pandora's Box

Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora's creation in Hesiod's Works and Days. The "box" was actually a large jar (πίθος pithos) given to Pandora (Πανδώρα, "all-gifted", "all-giving"), which contained all the evils of the world.
Today the phrase "to open Pandora's box" means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching consequences.
The similarities of the story to the forbidden fruit in the story of Adam and Eve were identified by early Christians such as Tertullian, Origen and Gregory of Nazianzus.
In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create her. So he did, using water and earth.  The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, Apollo gave her musical ability, and Hermes gave her speech.
When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Prometheus' brother Epimetheus. Pandora was given a wedding gift of a beautiful jar, with instructions to not open it under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity (given to her by the gods), Pandora opened it and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom – the Spirit of Hope, named Elpis.  Pandora, deeply saddened by what she had done, feared she would have to face Zeus' wrath, since she had failed her duty. However, Zeus did not punish Pandora because he knew this would happen.
The original Greek word was 'pithos', which is a large jar, sometimes as large as a small person (Diogenes of Sinope was said to have once slept in one). It was used for storage of wine, oil, grain or other provisions, or, ritually, as a container for a human body for burying.  In the case of Pandora, this jar may have been made of clay for use as storage as in the usual sense, or of bronze metal as an unbreakable prison.
The mistranslation of pithos is usually attributed to the 16th century humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam who translated Hesiod's tale of Pandora into Latin. Erasmus rendered pithos as the Greek pyxis, meaning "box".  The phrase "Pandora's box" has endured ever since.

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This recipe looks too delicious to pass up. Originally shared by +Emma P
 
A fuss-free but elegant dessert on the blog today. Spiced Caramel Pears. http://www.coconutandberries.com/2014/02/24/spiced-caramel-pears/  #vegan 
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Heceta Head -- wish I have a house with this stunning view.
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Touring Buenos Aires with my daughter. Loving the architecture and the fascinating interiors of the buildings. The doors are like entrances in to fantasy interiors all with a story of their own.
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We have a beautiful new white German Shepherd puppy named Nala. She is incredibly smart and very fun. She is definitely a friend seeker!
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You could imagine a whole village for the elves of the trees on that branch:)
 
~ A Tree Within A Tree
The Wonder Tree, Klamath, California
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While I believe that we all have natural gifts I don't think that we get any of our highest goals without lots of practice.
 
Becoming a superstar: it’s not all about practice
10,000 hours may not be enough

"They say that practice makes perfect. Or, more specifically, that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice is necessary to obtain elite performance levels in activities ranging from golf to chess to music. Coined by Florida State psychologist Anders Ericsson and made famous by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, the 10,000 hour rule reflects the idea that becoming a world-class athlete or performer rests on a long period of hard work rather than “innate ability” or talent. You don’t need to be born with the “right” genes to be a super star, says Ericsson, you just have to practice in the “right” way.

Is it true?
Is practice all it takes to achieve exceptional performance levels? Of course, the debate over whether stars are “born” or “made” has been going on since the time of the ancient Greek philosophers. In the beginning there was Plato, who argued that we come into this world with biologically endowed abilities and skills and that our highest levels of success are predetermined by the heavens. On the other side of the debate was Aristotle, who just happened to be Plato’s student, and who adamantly believed that success was gained through learning and training. Several modern-day researchers like Anders Ericsson take Aristotle’s side, but not everyone does."

Interesting read: http://buff.ly/1j8fMSm

Things I love: social media, hockey, and photography
What passion do you pursue and practice the most?

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I decided to skip the gym today and go get my workout in on the mountains instead. The Lookout tower was just the right length of a hike and great for the views.
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