Danaides(redirected from Danaidean)
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fifty daughters, forty-nine of whom are condemned to Hades to collect water in sieves. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 326]
slew husbands on wedding night. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 74]
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