Pandora’s slideshow, celebrating the mystery of Venus Retrograde

I post this Pandora slide show in view of the imminent Retrogradation of Venus (May 15 to June 28, 2012).
Here are 185 images of Pandora and her famous ‘box’, showing artists’ unending fascination with this subject. From releasing evils to bestowing hope, Pandora is a symbol of life’s mysterious ambivalence.
The Pandora’s story, or of her equivalents in many cultures, comes in different versions and has many layers of meaning.
As an image is supposedly better than a thousand words, here we have a visual treasure-trove of stories.
I feel Venus Retrograde is just like the beautiful girl who, yielding to an irresistible or divinely inspired temptation, opens the box of tricks, with unforeseen and far reaching consequences.

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