Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and leader of the Achaeans (or Argives, or Danaans
, as Homer calls the Greeks), had taken as a war prize the beautiful girl Chryseis, daughter of Chryses, a priest of Apollo.
For she it was who was bringing aid to the Danaans
In Book Four of the Odyssey, Menelaus relates that while he and his comrades were hidden in the Trojan horse within the walls of Troy, Helen approached them and once again gave each soldier's name: Three times you walked around the hollow ambush, feeling it, and you called out, naming them by name, to the best of the Danaans
, and made your voice sound like the voice of the wife of each of the Argives.
Angus searches for the dream maiden with his mother Boann and his father Dagda, but her existence never materializes; it is only when he employs the services of the king, Bov the red, king of the Danaans
in Munster, that he is able to find the fleeting image of the maiden at the lake of the Dragon's mouth; there he is confronted with 150 maidens all chained with gold into pairs.
Son of Tydeus, beyond others the fast-mounted Danaans
honored you / with pride of place, the choice meats and the wine filled cups.
I may trust in him and go to the ships of the fast-mounted Danaans
let your arrows make the Danaans
pay for my tears Shed." I am indebted for this reference to my former colleague Sheila Murnaghan.
Hera for thinking of aiding the Danaans
in battle while Zeus is away.
(484) Tell me now, Muses, having houses on Olympus, (485) - for you are goddesses and you are present to and know all, (486) and we hear report alone, not anything do we know - (487) who the leaders of the Danaans
and rulers were.(2)
15.320, where the reference is to the god Apollo looking straight at the Danaans
any other of the immortals stand there by the Danaans
Moskalew, 'Myrmidons, Dolopes, and Danaans
: Wordplays in Aeneid 2', CQ 40 (1990), 275-9.