In Greek mythology, Cassandra (meaning: "she who entangles men" also known as Alexandra) was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. Her beauty caused Apollo to grant her the gift of prophecy. When she did not return his love, Apollo placed a curse on her so that no one would ever believe her predictions. This earring is a set with the Helenus's Earring. Helenus was a the twin brother to Cassandra. According to legend, Cassandra, having been given the power of prophecy by Apollo, taught it to her brother. Like Cassandra, he was always right, but unlike her, others believed him.