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Cassandra was a Seer in Greek mythology. The lover of Apollo.

According to Jonathan the Dark Mage: Cassandra pretended to love Apollo, long enough to gain the gift of foreknowledge; then she ran away. Apollo found her, cursed her—she could keep the gift, but would see only tragic events, and no one would believe her until it was too late.[1]

According to Mircea Basarab: The mythical Cassandra was the only Seer who steadfastly refused to be under the control of anyone. She ran from even Apollo himself to avoid having another dictate how her gift should be used.[2]

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Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba and the fraternal twin sister of Helenus and a princess 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 is a figure of both epic tradition and of tragedy.

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Book References Edit

  1. Touch the Dark, ch. 8
  2. Touch the Dark, ch. 11
  3. Touch the Dark, ch. 11

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