Definition of Pandora
- the first mortal woman. In one story she was created by Zeus and sent to earth with a jar or box of evils in revenge for Prometheus' having brought the gift of fire back to the world. Pandora let out all the evils from the jar to infect the earth; hope alone remained to assuage the lot of humankind.
from the Greek name Pandōra 'all-gifted' (from pan 'all' + dōron 'gift')