Cassandra: As a child she and her twin brother Helenus were given the gift of prophecy when two snakes came upon the babes one night and licked their ears clean. When morning came the snakes slithered into sacred laurels, a symbol of the god Apollo. As a young woman she rejected the affections of the god and he in turn cursed her: while she still had the gift of prophecy no one would believe her and she would be spurned and thought of as mad...

Cassandra: As a child she and her twin brother Helenus were given the gift of prophecy when two snakes came upon the babes one night and licked their ears clean. When morning came the snakes slithered into sacred laurels, a symbol of the god Apollo. As a young woman she rejected the affections of the god and he in turn cursed her: while she still had the gift of prophecy no one would believe her and she would be spurned and thought of as mad...

Cassandra {princess of Troy}; daughter of Priam and Hecuba | gifted  of prophecy by Apollo but cursed that no one would believe her predictions

Cassandra {princess of Troy}; daughter of Priam and Hecuba | gifted of prophecy by Apollo but cursed that no one would believe her predictions

Clytemnestra was wife of Agamemnon, the commander of the Greek forces during the Trojan War. While Agamemnon was away at war, she took Aegisthus as her lover. Upon his return, Clytemnestra murdered Agamemnon and Cassandra, who had been taken as war prize following the sack of Troy. Clytemnestra was driven to murder Agamemnon to avenge the death of her daughter Iphigenia, whom Agamemnon had sacrificed for the sake of success in the war.

Clytemnestra was wife of Agamemnon, the commander of the Greek forces during the Trojan War. While Agamemnon was away at war, she took Aegisthus as her lover. Upon his return, Clytemnestra murdered Agamemnon and Cassandra, who had been taken as war prize following the sack of Troy. Clytemnestra was driven to murder Agamemnon to avenge the death of her daughter Iphigenia, whom Agamemnon had sacrificed for the sake of success in the war.

cassandra: noble by birth & renowned for her near-divine beauty & ready wit, her oft-bruised femininity &d steady chaste virtue, coveted by lustful apollo, brought about her ruin; when portentous voices whisper to her through the wind & from beneath the ground & she translates them aloud for everyone to hear, she is ridiculed & spurned. her fall prefigures that of troy but no one listens as her distress tumbles from her eyes.

cassandra: noble by birth & renowned for her near-divine beauty & ready wit, her oft-bruised femininity &d steady chaste virtue, coveted by lustful apollo, brought about her ruin; when portentous voices whisper to her through the wind & from beneath the ground & she translates them aloud for everyone to hear, she is ridiculed & spurned. her fall prefigures that of troy but no one listens as her distress tumbles from her eyes.

lionofchaeronea:   During the sack of Troy, Ajax... | Roman and Greek Art

lionofchaeronea: During the sack of Troy, Ajax... | Roman and Greek Art

During the Trojan War, Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam of Troy, was attacked by Ajax the Lesser in the Temple of Athena. The scene is illustrated in this painting from a house in Italy.

During the Trojan War, Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam of Troy, was attacked by Ajax the Lesser in the Temple of Athena. The scene is illustrated in this painting from a house in Italy.

Mythology Meme -> Mythological Figures -> Cassandra “ Cassandra was the daughter of Priam, the last king of Troy. She was loved by Apollo who promised her the power of prophecy if she would comply...

Mythology Meme -> Mythological Figures -> Cassandra “ Cassandra was the daughter of Priam, the last king of Troy. She was loved by Apollo who promised her the power of prophecy if she would comply...

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