Tuesday, 9 August 2011

#7Virtues Blog Challenge: Charity

Hope you're enjoying the #7Virtues blog challenge! Today we have...

Epimetheusz és Pandóra

Charity: A Gift from the Gods

Epimetheus knelt in the temple, trembling with joy. For too long, mankind had struggled lonely in the shadow of the gods. Prometheus had brought fire to leap in the grate and now Zeus’ offered this mark of favour, an act of divine charity such as he could barely grasp.

He reached out to the altar, touched the smooth curve of her hip. “Pandora.” Her name fell from his lips like a sigh. “Blessed be Zeus.”

She smiled, her eyes liquid with love. He didn’t notice the box beside her, or the way her curious fingers traced the tight wax seal.



Pandoras Box Pictures, Images and Photos


You've got to feel sorry for Epimetheus. After all the unpleasantness around his brother Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, it seemed that Olympus was just starting to lighten up. They sent him an olive branch in the form of the first woman, Pandora. Not only a woman, but one with Aphrodite's beauty - one hot lady. He must have been beside himself... it's a shame that no one had told him never to trust a Greek God bearing gifts. Because after Pandora opened that box...

You can read more about the Pandora myth on the Theoi Greek Mythology website.


A Chorus of Heavenly Virtues

Now you've read mine, take the tour. Go on, improve yourself. Nibble on some bite-size goodness, it's good for the soul. You can find a delicious menu by clicking through to these virtuous creatures:

David A Ludwig, Bryce Daniels AKA Poet, Lissa Bilyk, Rebecca T. Little, Rosie Lane, Jamila Jamison, Rebecca Clare Smith, Amy Romine, The Gorm, brainhazewp, Surfing Madness, Glitterlady, JC Kitty, Zade Forrest, Emilia Quill, Kathy, Jeffrey Hollar

7 comments:

Lissa said...

Oh yes, I love this version of Charity.

Emilia Quill said...

I tried to figure out which mythology this was, then I heard the name Pandora and lightbulb lit up above my head.

Poor guy, you can feel his joy, but then you hear the woman's name and know it'll all fall apart.

Charity Girl said...

Yep, you've got to feel sorry for the poor guy! And the rest of humanity who get to share in the punishment...

Katherine said...

I feel like I get a lesson in Greek mythology everytime I read one of your posts!
I love how that you contextualise the stories within the bigger myths and give some explanations afterwards, especially as I'm not overly familiar with Greek mythology (my husband was the one who studied classics at uni... I studied Tasmanian/Australian fiction and poetry - slightly different).

Charity Girl said...

@Katherine - Tasmanian/Australian fiction and poetry sounds fascinating! Probably has all sorts of influences that don't exist anywhere else...

Rosie Lane said...

Ahh, I do love a twisty story. So much hinted at in the last sentence.

David A Ludwig said...

Brutal! Just brutal... Some Charity! Really get into his head here in a way I haven't before with this story and it makes my knowledge of what happens later that much more painful.