What is another word for Pandora's Box?

215 synonyms found


[ pandˈɔːɹəz bˈɒks], [ pandˈɔːɹəz bˈɒks], [ p_a_n_d_ˈɔː_ɹ_ə_z b_ˈɒ_k_s]

Pandora's Box is a term used quite often to describe a situation which can lead to unexpected consequences. The phrase is derived from an ancient Greek myth where Pandora, the first woman, was given a box as a gift. Despite being warned not to open it, Pandora gave in to curiosity and unleashed all the evils of the world, leaving only hope trapped inside. Some synonyms for Pandora's Box include "can of worms", "a hornet's nest", "a slippery slope", "a minefield", and "a ticking time bomb". All these phrases indicate complications or challenges that can arise when a decision is made, much like Pandora's Box.

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    Pandora's Box is a box that can trap anybody that opens it. The box was created by the gods in order to keep the demons imprisoned. It's said that whoever opens the box will be cursed for all eternity.

    However, one day a man named Prometheus stole the box from the gods. He intended to give it to man so that they could use its power to free themselves from the tyranny of the gods. But the gods became enraged at Prometheus and cursed him for eternity.

    Since then, anyone who opens the box risks becoming trapped within it.

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