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Why didn’t Cassandra tell the opposite of her prophecies?

If she could see the future but would be disbelieved, shouldn’t she have just said the opposite?

Maybe she’d be completely disregarded anyway?

by Anonymousreply 20November 25, 2022 3:15 PM

OP It doesn't work that way

The gift comes with the curse of being unable to speak other than than the truth.

The additional curse of not being believed was added on by Apollo when Cassandra refused his advances. He could not take back the gift once given, but he could, in his fury of wounded male ego, mar it.

Somewhat in reverse like the good fairy at Aurora's christening: she couldn't undo the bad fairy's curse on the infant, but she could amend it.

Even the powerful have to obey some rules with this stuff.

by Anonymousreply 1November 24, 2022 1:28 PM

Because she was CURSED, OP, because she wouldn't PUT OUT.

by Anonymousreply 2November 24, 2022 1:30 PM

She was #MeToo'd into doing it, you're trying to retroactively project agency onto her when she had none, thereby nullifying her lived experience. I hope you're happy with what you've done, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3November 24, 2022 1:34 PM

Pity Cassandra that no one believed her.

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by Anonymousreply 4November 24, 2022 1:53 PM

She wasn’t a real person so there’s no need to worry your pretty little head about it.

by Anonymousreply 5November 24, 2022 1:55 PM

one of the saddest things in greek mythology

by Anonymousreply 6November 24, 2022 1:58 PM

Yet you are still bothered enough to respond, r5.

So I win.

by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2022 1:58 PM

Sorry, Cassandra

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by Anonymousreply 8November 24, 2022 2:01 PM

I think you’re a bit confused about how that comeback works, r7.

by Anonymousreply 9November 24, 2022 2:04 PM

No, I’m not.

by Anonymousreply 10November 24, 2022 2:33 PM

Because it's a great lesson about the stupidity of the masses.

by Anonymousreply 11November 24, 2022 2:58 PM

Because Cassandra was like that.

by Anonymousreply 12November 24, 2022 3:07 PM

she's cray cray

I also like the version where Apollo sent a snake and it licked her ear in a temple to give her powers(along with her twin Helenus)

by Anonymousreply 13November 24, 2022 6:47 PM

Don't cross Cassandra...

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by Anonymousreply 14November 24, 2022 7:05 PM

Deep Thoughts by....

by Anonymousreply 15November 24, 2022 7:18 PM

Because then there wouldn't have been a story.

by Anonymousreply 16November 24, 2022 7:25 PM

Not this whiny bitch again

by Anonymousreply 17November 24, 2022 7:32 PM

All she ever needed was the music...

by Anonymousreply 18November 24, 2022 7:35 PM

Beats the hell out of me.

by Anonymousreply 19November 25, 2022 1:21 AM

R20 For the win.

OP

by Anonymousreply 20November 25, 2022 3:15 PM
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