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...

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.

Кассандра, дочь царя Приама и царицы Гекубе Трои, играет на цимбалах  Cassandra musician. Daughter of Priam, the mythical king of Troy, and Hecuba.  She plays the dulcimer. (Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy)  - French BnF 599 fol. 29

Кассандра, дочь царя Приама и царицы Гекубе Трои, играет на цимбалах Cassandra musician. Daughter of Priam, the mythical king of Troy, and Hecuba. She plays the dulcimer. (Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy) - French BnF 599 fol. 29

Cassandra (painting by Evelyn De Morgan, 1898), cursed with the gift of prophecy, is depicted at the peak of her insanity as the city of Troy is in flames behind her.

Cassandra (painting by Evelyn De Morgan, 1898), cursed with the gift of prophecy, is depicted at the peak of her insanity as the city of Troy is in flames behind her.

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