The movie "Troy" removed the role of Cassandra, one of the children of Priam and Hecuba of Troy. Cassandra had been gifted with prophecy, but cursed with the inability to make others believe her prophecies. Agamemnon took her as a war prize and concubine, and returned with her to Greece to his wife Clytemnestra. Clytemnestra was jealous, and still angry with Agamemnon for having killed their daughter Iphigenia at Aulis, so she (or her lover, Aegisthus, Agamemnon's cousin), killed Agamemnon and Cassandra. The son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Orestes, revenged his father's death by killing Clytemnestra.
Trojan War FAQ Index
- Who created the Trojan Horse?
- Where in Homer is the Trojan Horse?
- Was Achilles in the Trojan Horse?
- Who was king of Athens during the Trojan War?
- Where does the expression "the face that launched 1000 ships" come from?
- Where does the expression "beware of Greeks bearing gifts" come from?
- Who is the son of Achilles?
- Did Hector kill Menelaus (king of Sparta)? | Did Hector kill Ajax?
- How did Agamemnon die?
- Who was Briseis?