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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

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Greek mythology:  a prophet in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed


anyone whose accurate prediction of doom is ignored
  • The plain they travers'd o'er, observ'd of none, Or man or woman, till Cassandra, fair As golden Venus, from the topmost height Of Pergamus, her father in his car Upstanding saw, the herald at his side.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (87% in)
  • Then, though his hair was grizzl'd o'er with age, Calling the Greeks to aid, Idomeneus, Inspiring terror, on the Trojans sprang, And slew Othryoneus, who but of late Came from Cabesus on the alarm of war; And, welcomed as a guest in Priam's house, The fairest of his daughters sought to wed, No portion asked, Cassandra; mighty deeds He promis'd, from before the walls of Troy In their despite to drive the sons of Greece.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (44% in)

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