What are some similarities and differences between Eve in the Bible and Pandora in Greek mythology?

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The unleashing of human misery are attributed to both women. Eve yielded to the temptation of the serpent and her own curiosity by tasting the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, leading to Adam's fall and the banishment of Adam and herself from the Garden of Eden. Pandora's curiosity led her to open the forbidden box, unleashing disease, pestilence, war, and other evils on all humankind.

The primary difference between the two stories is that Eve is also blamed for Adam's temptation, making her a more sinister figure than Pandora, who simply yielded to her own curiosity.