a.k.a. Anesidora. She is a deity and the first woman according to Greek mythology, born with a shameful mind and deceitful nature. Pandora means 'all giving' Zeus ordered her creation as a punishment for mankind, in retaliation for Prometheus' having stolen fire and then giving it to humans for their use. She is most famous for carrying a jar (pithos) (or box) containing all the world's evils. She releases these evils, but closes the lid before Hope can escape.
She is the Yoruban Goddess of love, beauty, art and creativity. She is a symbol of sensual delights and self-adornment. She will bless those who honor her with artistic gifts. “Is your name Yemaya, Oh hell no, it’s got to be Oshun.” – Love Jones/ Brother to the Night.
ghost woman; an ocean nymph? The Nereides were depicted in ancient art as beautiful young maidens, sometimes running with small dolphins or fish in their hands, or else riding on the back of dolphins, hippokampoi (fish-tailed horses) and other sea creatures.
She's the Ancient Greek Goddess of divine retribution a.k.a. Rhamnousia the goddess of Rhamnous. She had no mercy or compassion for those who gave into selfish pride, those who felt they were better or superior than others. Term means "to give what is due."
In Macedon, according to Plutarch's Life of Alexander, they were called Mimallones and Klodones, monikers derived from the feminine art of spinning wool. These warlike parthenoi ("virgins") or priestess of God from the hills were under the watch of shamanic Dionysios Pseudanor. They strategically routed an invading enemy away by disguising men as rosy cheeked women. In southern Greece they were described as Bacchae, Bassarides, Thyiades, Potniades and given other epithets.
The sovereign Goddess of wisdom with dreadlocked hair to promote her African ancestry. She's an untamable force. She's nature's purifier, Mistress of creativity and destruction. She's so complex and often misunderstood. Don't believe the historical hype, Medusa is one powerful symbol of life. Pictured: Medusa by Arnold Böcklin, circa 1878