- (Greek mythology): Daughter of King of Troy and his queen , who captured the eye of Apollo and was granted the ability to see the future. However, she was destined to never be believed.
- Somebody who makes predictions which are never believed but turn out to be true.
- Somebody who makes predictions which are believed but turn out to be false. This "incorrect" meaning of the word is often used (in the UK at least) .
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Cassandra, a beautiful Trojan princess, daughter of Priam and
Hecuba, whom Apollo endowed with the gift of prophecy, but, as she had
rejected his suit, doomed to utter prophecies which no one would believe,
as happened with her warnings of the fate and the fall of Troy, which
were treated by her countrymen as the ravings of a lunatic; her name is
applied to any one who entertains gloomy forebodings.
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