Sophocles’ Pandora (S.66)

Zeus punished men for Prometheus’ theft of fire
by causing the first woman to be created out of clay

This woman is Pandora: ‘All-Gifted’,
because of the gifts provided her by the gods

She is Man’s punishment for the theft of fire

Pandora opens the jar
in which all kinds of evils are contained
they escape and wander over the earth

Only Hope remains in the jar…

The Fragment…

And first
begin to mould the clay with your hands!

And when he has drunk off a golden horn full of wine,
she will massage the old one under the soft blanket.