Pandora of Thessaly

In Greek mythology, Pandora (Ancient Greek: Πανδώρα, derived from πᾶς "all" and δῶρον "gift", thus "all-gifted" or "all-giving")[1] was Phthian princess as the daughter of King Deucalion of Thessaly. She was named after her maternal grandmother, the more famous Pandora.[2]

Princess of Phthia
Member of the Deucalionids
AbodePhthia, Thessaly
Personal information
ParentsDeucalion and Pyrrha
SiblingsHellen and Thyia; and
possibly: Protogeneia, Amphictyon, Melantho and Candybus
ChildrenGraecus, Latinus, Melera and Pandorus


Pandora's mother was Pyrrha, daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora. She was the sister of Hellen and Thyia. Her other possible siblings were Amphictyon, Protogeneia, Melantho (Melantheia) and Candybus.

According to the Hesiodic Catalogue of Women, Pandora was the mother of Graecus by the god Zeus.[3][4] The same parentage can be attributed to Latinus.[5] In some accounts, Pandora's children by Zeus were called Melera and Pandorus.[6]


  1. ^ Evelyn-White, note to Hesiod, Works and Days 81.; Schlegel and Weinfield, "Introduction to Hesiod" p. 6; Meagher, p. 148; Samuel Tobias Lachs, "The Pandora-Eve Motif in Rabbinic Literature", The Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Jul., 1974), pp. 341-345.
  2. ^ West, p. 173.
  3. ^ Hesiod, Ehoiai fr. 5
  4. ^ Gantz, Timothy (1993). Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Ancient Sources. London: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 167. ISBN 0-8018-4410-X.
  5. ^ Ioannes Lydus, De Mensibus 1.13
  6. ^ Pseudo-Clement, Recognitions 10.21