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Kassandra meaning and name origin

Cassandra or Kassandra is a female Greek name that derives from the Greek words kekasmai that means “to shine” and aner which means a “man” ( and in the genitive becomes andros).
Therefore Cassandra means the one who shines upon man.
Cassandra or Kassandra is an ancient Greek name that has no nameday and is not mentioned in the orthodox Calendar.
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam of Troy and of Queen Hecuba. Kassandra was the sister of Helenus, Paris, and Hector.
God Apollo gave Cassandra the gift of prophecy, but when she rejected his advances, he ordained that no one would ever believe her prophecies (which were always accurate).
Before the fall of Troy, Cassandra warned the Trojans that the gift-horse of the Greeks was a trick, but no one believed her and the Trojans suffered defeat.
At the fall of Troy, Cassandra was given as booty to the victorious Agamemnon, king of Argos and Mycenae. Cassandra warned the king that his wife, Clytemnistra, would kill him, but Agamemnon would not believe her. He took Cassandra back to Mycenae. Finally, Clytemnestra murdered Agamemnon and Cassandra.
Cassandra appears in many works of literature, including Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil’s Aeneid, Ovid’S Metamorphoses, and many others. The word Cassandra has come to mean someone who is a prophet of doom

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KASSANDRA has had a very sad life.  She was owned by an elderly man who fell ill and was unable to care for her...she remained tied to a tree for many months, actually hobbled (tied by the foot with a rope)   without adequate food, shade or water.  The rope caused a very deep wound around her fetlock (ankle) which became infected and badly fly blown.  When she was finally rescued by a kind local person, the ankle area was

raw and full of worms.  But that was not the worst part, Kassandra had tetanus, a very serious disease for donkeys and more than often fatal.
Tetanus comes from a bacteria that lives in the soil and takes advantage of open cuts and wounds to infect animals.  A very serious conditian and may need many months of medication and nursing to recover...Fortunately for Kassandra she had fallen into caring hands.
A year later together with a lot of love, attention and care Kassandra has completely recovered.  She has been living in a very happy, caring and healthy environment for the past year with a tiny Shetland stallion and two horses but as there is little room or time for her, the carer has asked us to take Kassandra.  There is  a possibility that Kassandra may have mated with the Shetland stallion and if this is so, she will be expecting to foal next may 2014… We’ll just have to wait and see...
Cassandra is an audacious woman; usually she is quite extroverted and she can be a dynamic and strong person, intimidating towards others. Cassandra is a woman that cannot be manipulated.
September 1 2014
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KASSANDRA has had a very sad life. She was owned by an elderly man who fell ill and was unable to care for her...she remained tied to a tree for many months, actually hobbled (tied by the foot with a rope) without adequate food, shade or... water. The rope caused a very deep wound around her fetlock (ankle) which became infected and badly fly blown. When she was finally rescued by a kind local person, the ankle area was raw and full of worms. But that was not the worst part, Kassandra had tetanus, a very serious disease for donkeys and more than often fatal.
Tetanus comes from a bacteria that lives in the soil and takes advantage of open cuts and wounds to infect animals. A very serious condition and may need many months of medication and nursing to recover...Fortunately for Kassandra she had fallen into caring hands.  A year later together with a lot of love, attention and care Kassandra has completely recovered. She has been living in a very happy, caring and healthy environment for a year with a tiny Shetland stallion and two horses but as there is little room or time for her, the carer had asked us to take Kassandra. And here she is now with us...our sweet donkey of the month See More