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In Greek her name means "helper of men," but her function was to warn them. who is she?

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Answer: Cassandra

A Cassandra is an ignored prophet of disaster. Cassandra was a daughter of Priam, the King of Troy in Homer's Iliad. When she betrayed him, her lover, the God Apollo, condemned her to make accurate prophecies that are never believed. For example, at the end of Book 5, she denounces Internet stocks.

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