Cassandra (Biographical details)

Cassandra (mythological figure/creature; Roman; Greek; Female)

Also known as

Cassandra; Kassandra


Daughter of Priam (q.v.) and prophetess who foretold the fall of Troy; she was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo (q.v.) but, as she spurned his advances, he cursed her so that nobody would believe her; after the fall of Troy, taken as a concubine by Agamemnon (q.v.), and like him she was killed by Clytemnestra (q.v.) and Aegisthus (q.v.).