Cassandra had a really bum deal. Sure, she was a princess of Troy, and yeah, she was really pretty—some say she was the second most beautiful woman in the world next to Helen. But despite all these good things, poor Cassandra was horribly cursed. See, she was able to see the future, but no one would ever believe any of her predictions. Why? Well, Apollo gave her the gift of prophecy because he was sweet on her. But then, when she wouldn't go all the way with him, he cursed her to never be believed. This curse was total torture for Cassandra during the Trojan War. She tried and tried to steer her city from the catastrophe she saw coming, but everybody just thought she was completely insane.
That crazy lady
Apollo's School of Prophecy
Down with Greece!
Some say I had sons by Agamemnon named Teledamus and Pelops, who Clytemnestra killed along with the two of us. Great, like my life needed to get any more depressing.
Everybody thought I was bonkers
Ajax the Lesser (who forced himself on me)
Flirtation with Apollo (which left me horribly cursed)
Everybody, please just stay away from me.
"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins."
Agamemnon by Aeschylus (I like the part where Agamemnon dies, but the part where I die is depressing.)
Agamemnon by Rathergood.com (Yes, Agamemnon was just as stupid as this video makes him seem.)
Carrie (I totally get where she's coming from.)
Lisbeth Salander (She knows how to make men pay.)
Seers and Seeresses
You might have a hard time getting Cassandra to talk to you. See, she's cursed to know the future, but for no one to ever believe a word she says. Back when she was alive, everybody thought she was crazy, so now she's pretty antisocial. If you want to give it a shot, though, she's got a studio apartment down in Elysium, the city of the blessed dead. Just knock on the door, and when a gorgeous woman answers the door, do your best to believe.
Age: Early twenties
Hair Color: Red
Facial Hair: None
Jewelry and accessories: None
Clothing: Pretty robes
Type of Weapon: Could see the future, but it didn't do her much good
She's kind of a loner
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019
Beautiful Cassandra mourns the loss of her brother Hector in this definitive poem about the Trojan War. (Yeah, it's as sad as it sounds.)
Dec 20, 2019
In this tragedy, Agamemnon kidnaps Cassandra and takes her back to Greece, where she is murdered by his psycho wife, Clytemnestra.
Dec 20, 2019
In this epic series of mythological poems, Agamemnon is all set to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, when Diana (Artemis) swoops in at the last minute and replaces the girl with a deer. Wow, a happy ending for once.
Dec 20, 2019
This tragedy is a Roman spin on the death of Cassandra and Agamemnon. And it's about as gruesome as a Saw movie.
Dec 20, 0299 - Dec 20, 0399
Agamemnon takes Cassandra as his prize in this epic poem, which picks up where the Iliad left off.
Dec 20, 1987
Top notch fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley retells the story of the Trojan War through the eyes of Cassandra.