Tuesday, 10 March 2009
04:32:06 PM (GMT)
Go to urbandictionary.com and type in your answers to the following questions.
Post the first definition it gives you.
1.) Your name?
to be the most amazing thing anyone has ever seen.
((Posting 2nd out of boredom-And true def.))
The prophetess Cassandra (kuh-san-drah), also known as Alexandra, was a Trojan
princess. The daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, she was also reknowned
as the second most beautiful woman in the world at the time, Helen being the
foremost. She made many correct prophecies, such as the downfall of Troy because of
Paris' abduction of Helen, but she was never believed and her visions were
disregarded and ignored.
"Where are you going? You will bring conflagration back with you. How great the
flames are that you are seeking over these waters, you do not know." (Cassandra to
Paris. Ovid, Heroides 16,120)
There are two versions to how she recieved her prophetic powers. In the first, she
was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo after agreeing to lie with him. She then
later rejected his lustful advances so he added a curse, making it so her prophecies
would never be believed. The second version states that as small children, Cassandra
and her twin brother Helenus fell asleep in the temple of Apollo after a feast in
honor of their birthdays. When Hecuba came looking for them, she found temple
serpents (considered sacred to Apollo and symbols of prophecy and wisdom) on them
that were biting their 'organs of sense', meaning the brain. Helenus was later
mentioned to possess the same gift of prophecy as Cassandra, even backing her
prophecies with his own, but he did not have the curse she did. Shortly after her
fiancee, Coroebus, was killed while defending her during the ill-fated battle after
the Trojan horse incident, she sought refuge from the Greeks in the temple of Athena,
but was captured when she was found clinging to the statue of Athena by the Locrian
named Ajax and dragged out by the hair. It is said she was also raped by him, and
that the statue of Athena gave a loud noise that shook the temple floor because Ajax
had violated the sanctity of the temple. His descendants were punished for 1000 years
after this incident to repay his great sin. Later, Cassandra was claimed as a prize
of war by Agamemnon, and became his slave and concubine. He sailed home with her to
Mycenae, where his lawful wife Clytemnestra lay in wait with her secret lover
Aegisthus. When they were welcomed home, Cassandra hesitated outside, where she
uttered these words:
"... for me waits destruction by the two-edged sword." Cassandra. Aeschylus,
Shortly after, Agamemnon was murdered by Clytemnestra and Aegisthus, and Cassandra
and the twin sons she supposedly bore to him were slain as well.
The name Cassandra came from the Greek ÃÃ¡Ã³Ã³Ã¡ÃÃ¤Ã±Ã¡
(Kassandra), which meant "shining upon man", derived from
ÃªÃ¥ÃªÃ¡Ã³Ã¬Ã¡Ã© (kekasmai) "to shine" and Ã¡ÃÃ§Ã± (aner)
"man". Other, more modern meanings have been assigned to the name, often negative and
misguided. Those incorrect assumptions include 'Prophetess of Doom', 'Unbelieveable
Truth', 'Deciever of Men', and many others. To call someone a Cassandra means their
words, however correct the might be, are being ignored or overlooked, often to the
detriment of those not paying heed.
2.) Your age?
The Best movie in the fucking world! I LOVE IT!!! If you havent seen it- I reccomend
renting- and if you like it, BUY IT. It really reminds me of my life with my old best
Tracy:Evan Rachel Wood
A Story of a young girl trying desperatly to fit in- follows her troubled but cool
new best friend into a world of drugs,sex and drama.
Rated R:For drug use,self-destructive violence,language and sexuality -ALL INVOLVING
3.) One of your friends?
1.pretty much the coolest person on the face of the universe.
2.everyone loves to be around her.
4.can put a smile one anyones face, no matter what she is doing.
4.) What should you be doing?
rich white town in mass dominated by:
-soccer mom's stopping in the middle of traffic to give you information about your
-cops who have nothing better to do than find the best places to hide with their
-the boy's hockey team and football team
-teenagers who buy shitty overpriced pot using their parents money
5.) Favorite color?
1.Darkness, a dark colour, the colour of this text is black.
2.A race - The black race can range from African american to polynesian.
A beautiful country with beautiful people and a beutiful culture. Hey Mccoy, if Italy
had stayed with the Axis, you would be critizing them for being Nazis. Instead they
overthrew Mussolini, and you criticize Italians as being "cowards" who didn't want to
face the Allies. There's just no winning, is there? I saw Mccoy's comments on Ireland
and America. First of all, I gotta say I love Ireland. But come on! Ireland's major
role in WWII was getting bitch-slapped by the British because the people of Ireland
were supporting the Axis. (Ireland basically figured that anyone who was against
their oppressors, the British, was their friend. Of course, Ireland didn't know about
the holocaust and all that at the time, but still.)So don't go talkin about Italy's
history in WWII if you're not goin to comment on Ireland's. I love the Irish, but I
just trying to point out that every people and every culture has something it's
ashamed of, so it's plain dick to go around thinkin you're fucking perfect.
7.) Month of your birth?
The month in which the hottest women are born.
8.) Last person you talked to?
A person who cares enough about abusive and ungrateful teens to work for crappy pay
and long hours while hoping someday students mature enough to realize how lucky they
are to have someone who gives a shit about them.
9.) One of your nicknames?
The Egyptian goddess of household protection. Takes on the form of a cat or a woman
with a cats' head.