Cassandra was the most beautiful of Priam’s daughters, the god Apollo fell in love with her. Apollo promised Cassandra the gift of prophecy if she would agree to give herself to him. Cassandra accepted Apollo’s gift but then refused his advances. Apollo was furious, but he could not take back the powers he had given her. Instead he cursed her, proclaiming that although she would be able to tell the future accurately, no one would believe her. #myth
In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus or Hermaphroditos was the child of Aphrodite and Hermes. He was a minor deity of bisexuality and effeminacy. According to Ovid, born a remarkably handsome boy, he was transformed into an androgynous being by union with the water nymph Salmacis. His name is the basis for the word hermaphrodite.
— "There is no crueler fate than to know the future but be unable to spare anyone from it." — What good are her visions, if no one would listen to them? What power does a priestess have, if her warnings fall onto deaf ears? She wanted to save Troy. She wanted to save them all, to free them from the thread of fate that was wrapping around their throats, tighter and tighter with each pass. She cried for understand, for one person to hear her voice, and believe her. Yet, they all turned away.