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Heed not Cassandra

Posted on 1 May, 2011

“Heed not Cassandra” – Another image based on the character of Helen of Troy from Homer’s “Iliad and Odyssey” The title refers to Cassandra, the most beautiful of the daughters of Priam, the king Troy. She foresaw the danger posed by the Trojan horse and Helen of Troy but the people of Troy ignored her warnings and the Greek soldiers hiding inside the horse were able to capture the city. She doesn’t feature in this image, but the image shows Helen languidly resting on the buttresses of the city of Troy with the Trojan horse nearby in the city square. In the background behind the Trojan flags (the symbol on them is significant too) a brooding stormfront looms, symbolizing the impending disaster for the City of Troy, foreseen by Cassandra, but ignored by the Trojan people.