Κυριακή, 13 Ιουλίου 2014

Agamemnon Cassandra monologos (VIDEO) by Helen Manassis - Renaud

Cassandra (Κασσάνδρα) also known as Alexandra or Kassandra, was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy.
A common version of her story is that Apollo gave her
the power of prophecy in order to seduce her, 
but when she refused him, he gave her the curse of never being believed. In an alternative version, she fell asleep in a temple,
and snakes licked (or whispered in) her ears so that she was able 
to hear the future. 
Snakes as a source of knowledge is a recurring theme in Greek mythology, although sometimes the snake brings understanding of the language of animals rather than an ability 
to know the future. Cassandra is a figure of both epic tradition
 and of tragedy.
Cassandra by Evelyn De Morgan

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