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cassandra

Continuing with the Greek Goddess theme, although, Cassandra doesn’t really get classified as a “Goddess”. She was one of the mortal princesses of Troy.

She was the daughter of Priam and Hecuba, and said to be devastatingly beautiful and blessed with an astonishing gift… she could see the future.

Well, that gift didn’t work out so well. The God Apollo fell madly in love with Cassandra, when she turned away his affection, he placed a curse on her so that no one would ever believe her words or predictions. Mon dieu! This led to tragedy, as Cassandra foresaw the destruction of Troy by the Greeks. She told them NOT to let that stupid wooden horse through the gates, but thanks to Apollo, no one believed her. This is where the phrase “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts” comes from. Troy was destroyed.

I found a GREAT website that would be fun to share with the kids here: http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/greek-mythology.php?deity=CASSANDRA

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