Posted on June 4, 2008 at 10:06am
In Greek mythology, Cassandra (Greek: Κασσάνδρα "she who entangles men") (also known as Alexandra) was a daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. Her beauty caused Apollo to grant her the gift of prophecy (or, more correctly, prescience). However, when she did not return his love, Apollo placed a curse on her so that no one would ever believe her predictions.
In an alternative version, she spent a night at Apollo's temple with her twin brother Helenus, at which time the… Continue