Dear Abby: I have often heard the saying "That would be like opening Pandora's box." Where did that phrase originate?
Yvonne in Norlina, N.C.
Dear Yvonne: It refers to a story from Greek mythology. The box was a gift to Pandora from the gods, but was given with the warning that she should never open it. When curiosity got the better of Pandora and she opened it anyway, a swarm of evils was loosed upon mankind.