In Greek mythology, Elpis was the personification of hope, perhaps a child of Nyx and mother of Pheme the goddess of rumour. She was depicted as a young woman, usually carrying flowers or cornucopia in her hands. Her Roman equivalent was Spes. Greek mythology comprises the collected narratives of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ... Hope is a desire for something to happen, while expecting or being confident that it will come true. ...
Elpis was depicted as a young woman, usually carrying flowers in her arms.
Elpis (Hope) was the only spirit that stayed there in the unbreakable closure of the jar, under its rim, and could not fly forth abroad, for the lid of the great jar closed down first and contained her; this was by the will of cloud-gathering Zeus of the aegis." - Hesiod, Works and Days
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