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Cassandra Vablatsky

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Etymology

"Cassandra" = (mythology) daughter of Priam and Hecuba, given the power of prophecy by Apollo, but when she spurned him, he added the curse that her prophecies should not be believed.

  • Note that Professor Trelawney's great-great-grandmother shares this given name (OP37).

"Vablatsky" = comes from Madam Helena Blavatsky, 1831 - 1891, who brought Eastern philosophical ideas to the West, founded the Theosophy movement.

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