'Cassandra' by Evelyn de Morgan (1898)
Public Domain'Cassandra' by Evelyn de Morgan (1898) - Credit: Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919)

CASSANDRA (meaning 'she who entangles men') is a figure in Greek mythology: the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. She was reputed to be able to 'hear the future', a common theme in Greek mythology. However, when she failed to return the love of the god Apollo, he put a curse on her so that her predictions were never believed.

Cassandra appears as a character in the drama Agamemnon by Aeschylus (525/4 BC - 456/5 BC).