Harry Potter Tumblr - Meme Center  btw way I totally got the last one when I read it but only 'cause I had to do a monologue as cassandra once

Harry Potter Tumblr - Meme Center btw way I totally got the last one when I read it but only 'cause I had to do a monologue as cassandra once

Ajax taking Cassandra, tondo of a red-figure kylix by the Kodros Painter, c. 440-430 BC, Louvre

Ajax taking Cassandra, tondo of a red-figure kylix by the Kodros Painter, c. 440-430 BC, Louvre

Artemis + Apollo: your mouth is champagne roses. you will eat lotuses. your lungs are perfumed and your bones will blossom into stars. your blood is wine and you are clothed in light; your skin threshed wheatlike until the gold of you shines. #myth

Artemis + Apollo: your mouth is champagne roses. you will eat lotuses. your lungs are perfumed and your bones will blossom into stars. your blood is wine and you are clothed in light; your skin threshed wheatlike until the gold of you shines. #myth

Cassandra,  also known as Alexandra or Kassandra, was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy.  A common version of her story is that Apollo gave her the power of prophecy in order to seduce her, but when she refused, he spat into her mouth cursing her never to be believed. In an alternative version, she fell asleep in a temple, and snakes licked (or whispered in) her ears so that she was able to hear the future.

Cassandra, also known as Alexandra or Kassandra, was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. A common version of her story is that Apollo gave her the power of prophecy in order to seduce her, but when she refused, he spat into her mouth cursing her never to be believed. In an alternative version, she fell asleep in a temple, and snakes licked (or whispered in) her ears so that she was able to hear the future.

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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