Caja de Pandora

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La Caja de Pandora
Este mito de la caja de pandora comienza con los personajes de Prometeo y Epimeteo.
Ellos eran hermanos, y los dioses del Olimpo les encargaron la creación de los animales y del hombre, además debían dotar a sus criaturas con los recursos necesarios para la supervivencia. A Epimeteo le correspondió crear a los animales y a
Prometeo, a los hombres. Prometeo realizó su trabajo con gran esmero y amor, construyendo a los hombres semejantes a los dioses, con una mezcla de agua y tierra.
El reparto de las cualidades lo hizo Epimeteo, otorgando una porción equitativa de dones a cada uno. A quienes tocaba fuerza, no correspondía rapidez, a los débiles les daba armas, a los pequeños alas y así sucesivamente. Cuando repartió todos los dones, los dotó de pelos y una piel gruesa, para protegerlos de las temperaturas extremas. Hizo que su alimentación fuese variada, unos comían hierbas, mientras que otros devoraban a otros animales. Así, hasta que completó el reparto, pero no se dio cuenta de que había dejado a la especie humana sin facultades.
Cuando llegó Prometeo a inspeccionar el trabajo de Epimeteo, vio que todos los animales estaban justamente equipados, menos el hombre. Como Prometeo amaba a los hombres y estos deberían vivir en la tierra sin contar con los recursos necesarios para su supervivencia, les concedió el fuego, para que pudieran sobrevivir y les enseñó a respetar a los dioses. Además, como los hombres fueron hechos a semejanza de los dioses, pudieron hablar, construyeron viviendas para refugiarse, vestidos para abrigarse y obtuvieron el alimento de la tierra. Durante una festividad, Prometeo sacrificó un gran toro para honrar a los dioses, pero procuró que al hacer el reparto de la carne, los hombres, que eran sus favoritos, se llevaran la mejor parte. Entonces dividió la carne en dos partes, en una puso la…...

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