Their ears are so long that their arms are covered with them as far as the elbow, and also their backs, and one ear touches the other. In his Indica, the historian Ctesias located them in the mountains of India; he describes them as a warlike race of bowmen and spearmen and claims that they are born with a full set of teeth. In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first mortal woman, a woman crafted by the gods, possibly with the intention of bringing misery to mankind. Up to the age of thirty the men have white hair all over the body; it then begins to turn black, and at the age of sixty it is quite black. Rackham) (Roman encyclopedia C1st A.D.) : Giant-eared, white-furred, eight-toed and fingered men. . says that a tribe among them [the Indians] called the Pandae, dwelling in the mountain valleys, live two hundred years, and have white hair in their youth that grows black in old age. [4], Originally Pandia may have been an epithet of Selene,[5] but by at least the time of the late Homeric Hymn, Pandia had become a daughter of Zeus and Selene. THE PANDAI (Pandi) tribe were a of long-lived tribe of Indian men with gigantic ears, eight fingers and toes, and white-hair covering their entire bodies which turned black with age. The Work of Prometheus and Epimetheus A generation of man, without women, had been made by the Titans Prometheus and Epimetheus at the behest of Zeus. Following the instructions of Zeus – who wanted to punish Prometheus for stealing the fire from the gods and giving it to the humans – she was molded by Hephaestus and endowed with gifts by all the other Olympian gods. They are very warlike, and 5000 of them--bowmen and spearmen--accompany the king of India on his military expeditions. Ctesias, Indica Fragment (from Photius, Myriobiblon 72) (Greek historian C4th B.C.) In Greek mythology, the goddess Pandia /pænˈdaɪə/ or Pandeia (Greek: Πανδία, Πανδεία, meaning "all brightness")[1] was a daughter of Zeus and the goddess Selene, the Greek personification of the moon. For the Athenian festival, see. [2] From the Homeric Hymn to Selene, we have: "Once the Son of Cronos [Zeus] was joined with her [Selene] in love; and she conceived and bare a daughter Pandia, exceeding lovely amongst the deathless gods. Their women only have children once in their life, which are born with beautiful teeth in the upper and lower jaw. A complete bibliography of the translations quoted on this page. "[3] An Athenian tradition perhaps made Pandia the wife of Antiochus, the eponymous hero of Antiochis, one of the ten Athenian tribes (phylai). 27 (trans. THE PANDAI (Pandi) tribe were a of long-lived tribe of Indian men with gigantic ears, eight fingers and toes, and white-hair covering their entire bodies which turned black with age. : Pliny the Elder, Natural History 7. are entirely covered by their ears.". Theoi Project © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Aaron J. Atsma, Netherlands & New Zealand. Hephaestus created her from clay, shaping her perfectly, Aphrodit… 30 : Both male and female children have white hair, on the head and eyebrows. "Ctesias [Greek historian C4th B.C.] . Pliny the Elder, in his Natural History, adds that they live for two hundred years. Pandora - an Instrument of Punishment The name Pandora means "gifts" and "all". ", Pliny the Elder, Natural History 7. Another tribe of large-eared men were the similarly named Panotioi of northern Europe. The myth dates back to the first centuries of humanity, just after the Titanomachy, the … 27 (trans. Performance Contexts for Rhapsodic Recitals in the Hellenistic Period" in, This page was last edited on 9 July 2020, at 11:05. West, p. 19, which describes Pandia as an "obscure figure"; Tsagalis, Online version at the Perseus Digital Library, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pandia&oldid=966818968, Articles containing Ancient Greek (to 1453)-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Pliny the Elder, in his Natural History, adds that they live for two hundred years. Pandora was created as a punishment to the mankind; Zeus wanted to punish people because Prometheus stole the fire to give it to them. Pandora is a figure from Greek mythology who was not only the first woman, but --as an instrument of the wrath of Zeus -- was held responsible for releasing the ills of humanity into the world. Pandora was, according to the myth, the first woman on Earth. Pandora, (Greek: “All-Gifts”) in Greek mythology, the first woman. [1][2], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pandi_(legendary_creature)&oldid=962926118, Legendary tribes in Greco-Roman historiography, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 June 2020, at 19:52. The first of these was the Golden Age, where men were immortals and dwelled on Olympus. fr. "Duris [Greek historian] says that some Indians . Her gifts were beautifully evil, according to Hesiod. The Five Ages of Mankind In the Greek myth of creation, as recorded in the Greek poet Hesiod’s ‘ Works and Days’ (8th century BC), there were five ages. Hall, Alexander E. W., "Dating the Homeric Hymn to Selene: Evidence and Implications", Obbink, Dirk, "56. The Pandi (or Pandae) in Medieval bestiaries and Greco-Roman geographic works were a race of giant-eared people with eight fingers and toes and white hair that turned black with age. "In the mountains where the Indian reed grows there dwells a people about 30,000 in number. The Pandi (or Pandae) in Medieval bestiaries and Greco-Roman geographic works were a race of giant-eared people with eight fingers and toes and white hair that turned black with age. [9], This article is about the Greek goddess. Pandora was also an unrelated earth goddess in the early Greek pantheon. Pandora, the first woman on Earth Pandora, the first woman on Earth The story of Pandora came into prominence in Theogony, the epic poem of Hesiod, written in the 8th century BC. Rackham) (Roman encyclopedia C1st A.D.) : : 14)" in, Robertson, Noel, "Athena's Shrines and Festivals" in, Tsagalis, Christos, "CHAPTER THREE. According to Hesiod ’s Theogony, after Prometheus, a fire god and divine trickster, had stolen fire from heaven and bestowed it upon mortals, Zeus, the king of the gods, determined to counteract this blessing. Ctesias, Indica Fragment (from Photius, Myriobiblon 72) (Greek historian C4th B.C.) Both men and women have eight fingers and eight toes. In his Indica, the historian Ctesias located them in the mountains of India; he describes them as a warlike race of bowmen and spearmen and claims that they are born with a full set of teeth. And, the creation of the first woman, Pandora, was not a gift by the gods to man, but a punishment. She was created by Gods; each one of them gave her a gift, thus, her name in Greek means the one who bears all gifts. [6] Pandia (or Pandia Selene) may have personified the full moon,[7] and an Athenian festival called the Pandia (probably held for Zeus[8]) was perhaps celebrated on the full-moon and may have been connected to her. ", Pliny the Elder, Natural History 7. In Greek mythology, the goddess Pandia / p æ n ˈ d aɪ ə / or Pandeia (Greek: Πανδία, Πανδεία, meaning "all brightness") was a daughter of Zeus and the goddess Selene, the Greek personification of the moon. Pandora Pandora was the first mortal woman in Greek mythology, a sort of an Ancient Greek Eve. Orphism, Cosmogony, and Gealogy (Mus. Another tribe of large-eared men were the similarly named Panotioi of northern Europe.