In Greek mythology, Elpis was goddess or personification and spirit of hope. Elpis with evil spirits were trapped in the vessel, by Zeus. Zeus gave to vessel to the first woman, Pandora, with warning never to open the vessel. When Pandora opened the vessel all the evil spirits escaped and only Elpis (hope) remained to comfort mankind. Elpis was described as the daughter of Nyx (night) and as the mother of Pheme. Elpis was depicted as young woman carrying flowers in her arms.