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Creating Ripples ... Making Waves

A Storytelling Concert About Transformation:
Choices, Compromises, Consequences, and Change


STORY ABSTRACT
 


NAME OF THE STORYTELLER:

LYNN CHRISTIANSEN


TITLE OF THE STORY:

THE GOLDEN BOX


STORY SOURCE MATERIAL:

 Story adaptation from various sources


TALETYPE:

Myth


STORY RATING:

General Audience


ABSTRACT/SUMMARY OF THE STORY:

Zeus, the King of the Gods, is angry with Prometheus, a titan, for stealing fire from Mount Olympus and giving it to mankind. Even though he punishes Prometheus, he is still angry beyond reason. So he devises a plan. He has a beautiful woman created by Hephaestus, and has all the gods and goddesses bestow gifts upon her. Zeus presents the woman, named Pandora, to Epimetheus, brother of Prometheus. Pandora notices a small golden box that was left by Prometheus, but is told that she must never open the box. However, one of the gifts bestowed upon her is a strong sense of curiosity. Is she able to resist the secret of the box? What could possibly be inside it? Her decision will affect mankind for eternity.


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