Cassandra

Greek - A princess of Troy, a prophetess. Daughter of Priam and Hecuba. Twin sister of Helenus. She had been given the gift of prophecy by Apollo but when she rejected his love he decreed that her prophecies would never be believed, even when true. Another story says that both she and Helenus were given prophetic powers from being licked on the ears by serpents when they were young children. She advised the Trojans not to take the wooden horse left by the Greeks into the city but as usual she was ignored. At the fall of Troy she was raped by Ajax the Less at the altar of Athena's temple. She was given to Agamemnon as a prize of war and bore him two sons, Pelops and Teledamus. She returned with Agamemnon to Greece where she foretold bloodshed, and was ignored as usual. She was killed by Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus, together with Agamemnon and her children. After her death she was deified. On occassion, identified as Cassandra, Kassandra, Kassandra, Cassandra, Philonoe, Philonoe, Anticleia, Cassandra or Anticleia.

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