Thursday 15 January 2015


In Greek mythology, Cassandra was described as the daughter of Priam, the last king of Troy, and his wife Hecuba. Cassandra was loved by the god Apollo, who promised her the power of prophecy if she would comply with his desires. Cassandra accepted the proposal, received the gift, and then refused the god her flavors. Apollo revenged himself by ordaining that her prophecies should never be believed. 

In another version, Cassandra consented to have sex with Apollo in exchange for the gift of prophecy, and then broke her promise. Her punishment was the curse of never being believed. In an alternative version, she fell asleep in a temple, and snakes licked (or whispered in) her ears so that she was able to hear the future.  
Cassandra and Ajax

                             Cassandra accurately predicted such events as the fall of Troy and the death of Agamemnon, but her warnings went unheeded.   When Troy fell to the Greeks, Cassandra tried to find a shelter in Athena’s Temple, but she was raped and abducted by Ajax and was brought to Agamemnon as a concubine. For this impiety, Athena sent a storm that sank most of the Greek fleet as it returned home. Cassandra died in Mycenae, murdered along with Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.

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