What does Pandora Box Mean?

Pandora’s Box refers to the Greek story of the curious woman Pandora. The Greek myth tells that it was not a box but actually a jar which contained ills, evils, diseases, and hard labor that the world hadn’t known. Curiosity was actually a gift given to Pandora from Zeus who knew ultimately that she would open the jar even after instructed not to. After Pandora realized what she had done, she quickly closed the jar but the damage had already been done.