During the Trojan War, Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam of Troy, was attacked by Ajax the Lesser in the Temple of Athena. The scene is illustrated in this painting from a house in Italy.

During the Trojan War, Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam of Troy, was attacked by Ajax the Lesser in the Temple of Athena. The scene is illustrated in this painting from a house in Italy.

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...

The Lion of Chaeronea — Cassandra prophesies the fall of Troy to Priam,...

The Lion of Chaeronea — Cassandra prophesies the fall of Troy to Priam,...

Cassandra of Troy - Doomed to see into the hearts of men and tell the truth but have no one ever listen to her or believe her. (I can relate)

Cassandra of Troy - Doomed to see into the hearts of men and tell the truth but have no one ever listen to her or believe her. (I can relate)

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.

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.

Mythology Meme -> Mythological Figures -> Cassandra “ Cassandra was the daughter of Priam, the last king of Troy. She was loved by Apollo who promised her the power of prophecy if she would comply...

Mythology Meme -> Mythological Figures -> Cassandra “ Cassandra was the daughter of Priam, the last king of Troy. She was loved by Apollo who promised her the power of prophecy if she would comply...

Pinterest
Search