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http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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Pandora


http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/pandora/

Pandora was the first woman.  Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mold her from earth as part of the punishment for mankind when Prometheus stole the secret of fire.  All the other gods help create her by giving her different gifts.  Venus gave her beauty, Apollo gave her music and Mercury gave her persuasion.   Her name means “giver of all”.

According to the myth, Pandora was given a box, which is actually a jar, and was instructed by the Gods to never open it.  However, the gods also created Pandora to be curious and so she opened the jar and out came disease, sorrow and death to mankind.  When Pandora finally shut the box, only Elpis or Hope was left inside.

Pandora’s tale is similar to that of Eve’s.  Both were the first women on earth and both brought sickness and death to human kind.  In most greek mythology it is always noted that Pandora’s opening of the box was out of mere curiosity and not malice and so Pandora has become synonymous with curiosity.

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