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Cassandra's Sandals
Cassandra

Origin

Cassandra

Type

Footwear

Effects

Prescience

Downsides

Suggests only tragedies.
Prevents others from believing forewarnings of events.

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 3

Section

Pantheon

Aisle

Perseus-1395

Shelf

3601-5235-245

Date of Collection

32 B.C.E.

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OriginEdit

Cassandra, also sometimes known as Alexandra, was the daughter of Queen Hecuba and King Priam of Troy, and is famous for her tragic role in the story of the Trojan War.

A priestess to Apollo, the Greek god of prophecy, Cassandra was also a talented prophetess by his favor. According to myth, she spurned his sexual advances, and so he cursed her to have none of her prophecies be believed. Spurned by her family and people, who considered her crazy, she was unable to warn anyone of the eventual events of the Trojan War, including that the Trojan Horse was filled with soldiers.

When Troy fell, Cassandra hid in the temple of Athena and clung to her statue, where she was discovered by Locrian Ajax. He tore her away and raped her, an act of violence that angered Athena and the rest of the gods. It's for this sacrilige, and other similar pillaging and violence enacted by the Achaens, that is the reason the Achaens' returning journeys were marred by disaster, like Oddysseus, Diomedes, and Locrian Ajax.

Cassandra was eventually given to Agamemnon as a concubine. She is thought to have produced two boys by him before being murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra.

EffectsEdit

Imbued with Apollo's favor and curse, as well as with her own pain and loneliness, Cassandra's sandals give the wearer the ability to intuitively understand the flow of time and the eventuality of certain events, provided the events in question are tragedies. These events can not be properly warned for to other individuals, who will not believe the user if they try.

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