In Greek mythology , Cassandra was a daughter of the King of Troy
And a priestess in Apollos temple, sworn to celibacy.
Struck by her beauty, Apollo provided her with the gift of prophecy
But when Cassandra refused Apollo’s romantic advances, he placed a curse on her ensuring that nobody would listen to her warnings.
Cassandra was left with the knowledge of future events, but no one believed her, instead saying she was crazy.
That is is the usual story
But what if, instead…..
As the daughter of the king she was interested in politics
Standing up,and saying what she thought was right
Not accepting how the country was governed
Seeing with clarity how the actions they were taking, would lead to futur events
In a patriarchal society this would be unacceptable, a woman standing up and defending her rights and that of others.
They would certainly declare her insane
Or even say she is a witch
I much prefer to think that she was not afraid to speak her mind and was fierce,
Instead of a meek victim to Apollos wrath
What do you think? Any thoughts?