In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.
Via Bint Battuta, here is an article about the etymology of the word "cheese," in various European languages. Fascinating. And we even have two distinct linguistic strains: one deriving the Latin caseum (cheese) and the other from the Latin forma, or "form" (shape, mould.) Worth a look.