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Pandora meaning and name origin
Pandora is a female Greek name whose origins are found in the ancient years, and more specifically in the ancient Greek mythology.
Pandora is associated with one of the most famous myths, the myth of Pandora’s box. Surprisingly, name Pandora has become very popular in the English speaking world as well.
Origin of name Pandora – The 40 Virgins
Although Pandora is an ancient Greek name, it was included in the Greek Orthodox Calendar due to the woman named Pandora, one of the 40 Virgins.
Pandora was one of the 40 young girls  that were arrested and tortured to death by Licinius, the ruler of Thrace because of their faith to the Christian religion. The women refused to pray and believe in pagan symbols, and were executed for their beliefs.
The Greek Orthodox church celebrates the nameday of Pandora on September 1st, along with other names such as Antigoni, Erato, Afroditi and more.
However, the name Pandora is associated in peoples’ minds with the protagonist of the famous Greek myth of Pandora.

Nameday: 1st of September
Pandora is a charming woman, with an intense personality. She has the ability to impose herself on others, but she is also a woman able to earn the respect of other people.





Pandora's story & photo gallery
Pandora
A BEAUTIFUL DAPPLE-GREY DONKEY AGED ABOUT 12 YEARS.  WE RESCUED HER AFTER A CALL TO SAY THAT HER OWNER DIDN'T NEED HER ANY MORE , WAS BEATING HER.   PANDORA HAD A DEEP LEG WOUND AND SOME SADDLE SORES WHICH HAVE BEEN TREATED.


Latest news on Pandora

arrival Pandora...PANDORA IS OUR NEWEST RESCUE DONKEY.... A VERY SWEET JENNY WHO HAD BEEN BEATEN AND HAS DEEP SADDLE SORES AND A LEG INJURY..PANDORA IS SETTLING IN WELL AND HER WOUNDS ARE HEALING.Pandora TREATING THE WOUND WITH ANISEPTIC AND ANTIBIOTIC SPRAY, TRYING TO KEEP THE FLIES OFF THE WOUND...PANDORA'S A VERY BRAVE DONKEY AND HARDLY MOVES EVEN THOUGH THE TREATMENT STINGSPandora went on a walkabout  on her own.  We found her back in the field :-)enjoying a nice warm day...04/2012 : Pandora has stayed by Haritomeni's side all day. Donkeys form very close lifetime friendships and until very recently neither Pandora or Haritomeni have had a special friend, it is lovely to see this...
November 14 2012
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PHAEDRA & PANDORA have become the best of friends..they are both very shy and up to now have been loners. They have become inseperable over the last few weeks. It is lovely to see these two beauties always together, sunbathing, sharing food, heads close and just hanging out :-)

1st of September
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Χρόνια πολλά/Happy name day to all the Antigoni 's, Pandora's, Cleo's & Pinelope's
July 1 2013
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Pandora is our beautiful dapple-grey donkey of the month July.  Aged about 14 years old.  We rescued her after a call  to say that her owner didn't need her anymore and was beating her.  Pandora had a deep leg wound and some saddle sores which were treated here successfully. For a long time Pandora didn't have a special donkey friend but since last year, she started hanging out with Phaedra and now they became the best of friends