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Shining Upon Man
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Kassandra is used predominantly in the English and German languages. It is derived from Old Greek origins. Kassandra is a variant form of the name Cassandra (English and German).
In Greek mythology Kassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. She was blessed with the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but when she spurned his advances he cursed her so nobody would believe her prophecies. After the fall of Troy she was taken by the Greek warrior Agamemnon but murdered by his jealous wife Klytaimnestra.
Cassandra was a Trojan princess and daughter of King Priam in Greek mythology and in Homer's Iliad; her prediction of the fall of Troy was unheeded, due to a curse placed upon her by Apollo after she rejected his advances.
Kassandra Name also appears in following Origin(s): English