Tidligere svar

Info om antikkens Kassandra

Spørgsmål

Våres lærer har gitt alle i klassen forskjellige navn fra antikken som vi ska snakke i 5 min. om i klassen.
Jeg fikk "Kassandra" og vet ikke noe om henne. Hvem var så Kassandra kan du hjelpe meg å finne information om henne?

Svar

5 minutter er længe, for der ikke så meget om hende.Men her er, hvad jeg fandt.

Kilde: Wikipedia (net-leksikon)
Kassandra var datter af Kong Priamos af Troja og hans hustru Hekabe. Kassandra var meget smuk og blev tilbedt af bl.a. Apollon. Da hun afviste ham, gav han hende dén gave, at hun ville kunne spå ud i fremtiden. Men forbandelsen lå i, at ingen ville tro hende, dette gjorde at folk troede at hun var gal og til sidst blev hun også sindssyg. Hun forudså bl.a. Den trojanske krig og mordet på Agememnon, som tog hende med som elskerinde]. Men under belejringen af Troja blev hun voldtaget af helten Aias ved foden af Athenes tempelbillede.

Kilde: Encyklopædien
Kassandra, i græsk mytologi en trojansk prinsesse, datter af Priamos og Hekabe. Apollon forelskede sig i Kassandra og gav hende evnen til at spå, men da hun afviste ham, ændrede han sin gave, så Kassandra nok kunne se fremtiden, men ikke få nogen til at tro sine spådomme. Hun forudså både Trojas fald og Klytaimnestras mord på Agamemnon og hende selv, da Agamemnon havde ført hende med hjem som krigsbytte til Mykene.

Kilde: http://www.in2greece.com/english/historymyth/mythology/names/cassandra.htm
Daughter of the Trojan king Priam and Queen Hecuba. Cassandra was very beautiful, but considered quite unbalanced. As a child, she was left over night in a temple of Apollo together with her brother Helenus. In the morning, their parents found the children entwined with snakes. The serpents were flicking their tongues into the children's ears, and so they were given the gift of prophecy.
When Paris returned to king Priam's court to regain his recognition as his son, it was Cassandra who declared him her brother. Even so, Priam had her locked in a chamber since she was quite mad.
Apollo fell in love with Cassandra when she was a grown woman, and once again spent a night in his temple. When she refused him, he cursed her, and from then on no one was to believe her prophecies. Also, anyone betrothed to her died, a fate Othryoneus, Coroebus and Eurypylus were to share.
Amongst the things she foresaw was the Trojan horse and Agamemnon's death. After the fall of Troy, she was dragged out of the temple of Athena, where she had sought protection, and raped by Ajax the Lesser.
Agamemnon took her as a prisoner of war, and she bore him twin sons: Teledamus and Pelops. He then took her with him to Mycenae, and despite her warnings they were both murdered by Clytemnestra. Aegisthus killed the two babies.
When Heinrich Schlieman excavated Mycenae he was sure he found Cassandra's grave, since in it he found the skeleton of a woman and two infants.
From this mythological character we have the expression "Don't be such a Cassandra".

Prøv også bogen "Græske guder og helte" af Hjortsø.

Der er skrevet flere romaner om Kassandra bl.a. Maria Helleberg´s "Seeren". Men du har nok ikke tid til at læse romaner.

12-11-2012

NB! Eksterne link i denne besvarelse fungerede da svaret blev afsendt. De er ikke blevet kontrolleret siden og kan være blevet inaktive