►Greek Mythology: “Pandora and Helen of Troy” / “Collaboration with Carolee Croft”🍎.-

The following post is a reblog from one of my favorite sites that discusses Greek Mythology and its implications for modern day. The 11/30/2017 post by Aquileana is entitled “Pandora and Helen of Troy” / “Collaboration with Carolee Croft”

It is a fascinating overview of Pandora and Helen of Troy, females who fit into Ancient Greek mythology’s patriarchal prejudices against women in their culture.

The myths spring from the cultural anxieties about female beauty and female sexuality, centered on the figure of the Parthenos – the girl at marriageable age, a figure who must cross from the world of childhood in her father’s house to the house of her husband. Both Pandora and Helen of Troy cause tremendous damage, even to people beyond their immediate surroundings.

⚡️La Audacia de Aquiles⚡️

►Greek Mythology: Pandora and Helen of Troy, Misogynistic Stereotypes” /

“Collaboration with Carolee Croft”🍎:

“Pandora” by John William Waterhouse. 1896.

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“With the curse, comes a blessing. Zeus wanted to punish humanity by creating you, the first woman, and by giving you that box filled with curses such as illness, war, and poverty. But if you look inside the box, one thing remains. It is hope”… (“After the Evil Spirits are Unleashed”. Carolee Croft).-

⇒♦ Introduction and Sketch of this post:

Greece is widely known as the birthplace of democracy, freedom of speech and thought, and egalitarian life. But in ancient Greece, women had no political or social rights. In Ancient Greece, males hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, political and social privileges and authority. This, in practice came along with prejudices against women, belittling of women, and their exclusion, and Misogyny in many ways. 

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2 thoughts on “►Greek Mythology: “Pandora and Helen of Troy” / “Collaboration with Carolee Croft”🍎.-

  1. Thanks so much for sharing, dear Linnea… It really means a lot to me. I thank you also on Carol´s behalf.
    You have written. As you say Helen and Pandora are reflections of the patriarchal prejudices against women. And they triggered harmful effects and events, probably because of their negligence distraction, curiosity and… lack of obedience.
    It is interesting to learn how Ancient Greece swifted from a Matriarchal paradigm (the Minoan Society), with prevalence of Goddesses to a Patriarchal Martial System of Male Gods. Even Athena was correlated with the latter. It seems things changed when the Ancient Greeks put family and mariage above everything. Aphrodite represents that transition, celarly consacrated during the Hellenisitic Times….
    Sending love & best wishes… Happy Holidays, in advance! 😀

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