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"In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a daughter of King Priam of Troy and his queen Hecuba, who captured the eye of Apollo and was granted the gift of prophecy. However, when she did not return his love, Apollo placed a curse on her so that no one would ever believe her predictions.

When Cassandra foresees the destruction of Troy (she warns the Trojans about the Trojan Horse, the death of Agamemnon, and her own demise), she is unable to do anything to forestall these events. Her family believes she is mad, and, according to some versions, kept her locked up because of this.

After the Trojan War, she sought shelter in the temple of Athena, where she was raped by Ajax the Lesser. Cassandra is then taken as a concubine by King Agamemnon of Mycenae. Unbeknownst to Agamemnon, while he was away at war, his wife had begun an affair . Upon Agamemnon and Cassandra's arrival in Mycenae, she asks her husband to walk across a purple carpet. He initially refuses, but gives in and enters, ignoring Cassandra's warnings. The queen and her lover then murder both Agamemnon and Cassandra."

In my story, she plays a villaness (though essentically good). Originally one of Hecate's priestesses after she dies, she is brainwashed by Circe into attempting to overthrow Hecate. They fail (rather badly) and are cast out.

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