"they have an affinity for evil for supplying whatever the evil lacks in itself for drawing it about them instinctively as you do bed-clothing in slumber"
Eve (Temptation).
Public DomainEve (Temptation). - Credit: Pantaleon Szyndler

The notion that women are innately affiliated with evil is ancient and can be found in many myths of origins. In the biblical story, Eve's temptation by the serpent brings evil into the world and leads to the exile of the human race from Eden. In Greek mythology, Pandora, the first woman, is given a jar (commonly mistranslated as Pandora's box) which she is ordered not to open under any circumstances. Like Eve, she succumbs to curiousity — and brings about a similar catastrophe.

Public DomainPandora - Credit: Arthur Rackham