According to the Myth, Cassandra was astonishingly beautiful and blessed with the gift of foreseeing the future. Her curse was that no one believed her, a fact that weighed heavily on the destruction of Troy during the Trojan War.
Cassandra was a princess of Troy, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba and the fraternal twin sister of Helenus.
According to legend, Cassandra had dark brown curly hair and dark brown eyes, and was both beautiful and clever, but considered insane.
On account of which thing, when she prophesied true things, she was not believed. Cassandra says she consented to have sex with Apollo in exchange for the gift of prophecy, and then broke her promise: I consented to Loxias Apollo but broke my word Ever since that fault I could persuade no one of anything.
Cassandra had served as a priestess of Apollo and taken a sacred vow of chastity to remain a virgin for her entire life.
She was seen as a liar and a madwoman by her family and by the Trojan people. In some versions of the story, she was often locked up in a pyramidal building on the citadel on the orders of her father, King Priam. Like her, Helenus was always correct whenever he had made his predictions, but unlike his sister, people believed him.
Cassandra made many predictions, and all of her prophecies were disbelieved except for one, when she foresaw who Paris was and proclaimed that he was her abandoned brother.
She did warn Paris not to go to Sparta. Helenus echoed her prophecy, but their warnings were ignored. The Trojan people, however, welcomed Helen into their city. Cassandra predicted that her cousin Aeneas would escape during the fall of Troy and found a new nation in Rome. In The Fall of Troy, told by Quintus SmyrnaeusCassandra had attempted to warn the Trojan people that Greek warriors hiding in the Trojan Horse while they were celebrating their victory over the Greeks with feasting.
They disbelieved her, calling her names and degrading her with insults. The Trojan people stopped her before she could do so. The Greeks hiding inside the Horse were relieved that the Trojans had stopped Cassandra from destroying it, but they were surprised by how clearly she had seen their plan to defeat Troy.
There she embraced the wooden statue of Athena in supplication for her protection, but was abducted and brutally raped by Ajax the Lesser. Cassandra was clinging so tightly to the statue of the goddess that Ajax knocked it from its stand as he dragged her away.
Furthermore, he committed another sacrilege by raping her inside the temple of Athena, despite it being strictly forbidden for people to have sexual intercourse in a temple. Poseidon sent storms and strong winds to destroy much of the Greek fleet on their way home from Troy.
Athena punished Ajax herself, by causing him to have a terrible death, although the sources differ as to the manner of his death. However, if they were caught by the inhabitants before they reached the temple they were executed. It was given to the Greek leader Eurypylus as a part of his share of the victory spoils of Troy.
When he opened the chest and saw the image of the god, he went mad. Unbeknown to Agamemnon, while he was away at war, his wife, Clytemnestra, had begun an affair with Aegisthus. Clytemnestra and Aegisthus then murdered both Agamemnon and Cassandra.
Some sources mention that Cassandra and Agamemnon had twin boys, Teledamus and Pelops, both of whom were killed by Aegisthus. Cassandra was sent to the Elysian Fields after her death, because her soul was judged worthy due to her dedication to the gods, and her religious nature during her life.
The two towns disputed the possession of her grave. Schein says, "She evokes the same awe, horror and pity as do schizophrenics ". The frightened and respectful chorus are unable to comprehend her.
She goes to her inevitable offstage murder by Clytemnestra with full knowledge of what is to befall her. Modern invocations of Cassandra are most frequently an example of a Cassandra complex. This can include the names of people, objects, or places.
Cassandra has been used as metaphor and allegory in psychological and philosophical tracts. Further examples are located on the Cassandra complex page.Cassandra, in truth, predicted all that followed, but Troy was flourishing, so no one worried about the future, and no one believed Cassandra.
Apollo's curse had worked its magic. Many years passed, and when Paris was grown he was called upon to judge a contest among three goddesses -- Aphrodite, Athena and Hera. When Telephus reinforced the Trojans with an army of Mysians, Priam betrothed Cassandra to his son Eurypylus.
He was also killed. Cassandra’s curse of not being heeded came to a climax when she announced there were men in the wooden horse.
Cassandra, daughter of Queen Hecuba and King Priam of Troy, was a beautiful young woman blessed with the gift of prophecy by the god Apollo.
In return, she was supposed to love him, but at the last minute she shunned Apollo. Cassandra Prophetess cursed by Apollo Polyxena Daughter of Priam Aeneas son of from CLT at University of South Florida. Share this:monstermanfilm.com - In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of Priam and Hecuba, the king and queen of Troy.
Cassandra was the most beautiful of Priam’s daughters and God Apollo loved her.
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