Danaides


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Danaides

fifty daughters, forty-nine of whom are condemned to Hades to collect water in sieves. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 326]

Danaides

slew husbands on wedding night. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 74]
See: Murder
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The princess compares the fairies to Danaides, to the daughters of Danaus whose punishment in Hades was to draw water eternally in sieves from a deep well.
Waterhouse often casts her in mischievous roles: as a predatory naiad in Hylas at Manchester Art Gallery; as a mermaid in an exquisite painting now in the cellars of the Millbank Tate Gallery; and, in the Lloyd Webber Collection, as The Flower Picker, Pandora, and one of The Danaides.
The Romanian production of Les Danaides has a cast of more than 100 and is using a stage area of 8,000 square feet.
In Gombauld's Danaides, as in Macbeth, the hero Danaus is haunted by a dead colleague who reproaches the king for his faults.