Pandora was a popular character in Greek mythology who was endowed with beautiful traits or gifts, given by Greek gods and goddesses. Apollo, Aphrodite, Hermes and all the other gods gifted her with each of their special traits.
Pandora, in English translation, means all-gifted.
Pandora was a creation of the god Hephaestus and she was said to be the 1st female on earth. She made from the elements of earth and water.
The mythical box given her was actually a jar but later translations referred to the jar as a box and the misnomer Pandora’s Box have stuck ever since.
In the popular game God of War series, God of War III finally opens Pandora’s Box.
Pandora’s Box in Greek Mythology
In Greek mythology, Pandora’s Box or more aptly, jar; was said to contain everything that is evil about the world. She was instructed to never open this jar no matter what happens.
But Pandora did open it and it released all the evil that was kept in jar. When she realized what she had done, she hurriedly closed the jar, preventing the last thing from coming out of the jar, and that is hope.
In modern times, unlocking Pandora’s Box translates to doing something bad that you can never undo.
A depiction of a Greek jar which could have been similar to Pandora’s mythological jar is found in the Louvre. The jar measures five feet and 1 ¼ inches high and thirty-four and 1 ¼ inches in diameter.
God of War III Pandora’s Box
Pandora’s Box in this game trilogy has an antique design, depicting the times of the ancient Greek mythology. This box measures approximately twenty-one centimeters in width, twenty-seven centimeters in length and fifteen centimeters in height.
The actual box that you can purchase does not contain all things evil but instead includes a few collectible items. These are the God of War book, a documentary on the game series, and soundtrack of the game.
The game is based on a fictional character Kratos who is the God of War himself. The game play itself is loosely based on the Greek mythology. The final installment in the trilogy has Kratos and the Titans invading Mount Olympus with the mission to annihilate all the gods including Zeus.
The God of War series was developed and is distributed by Sony for their gaming console PlayStation 3. This is among the most-played games in portable gaming across the globe and has an overall approval rating of more than ninety percent by respected gaming reviewers and analysts.