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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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17) Sur la valeur politique du mythe des Danaides dans l'ode III, 11, voir E.
18) <<Cependant, ce qu'ils disaient des Danaides, de Promethee, de Sisyphe, etc, semble insinuer toute autre chose>>.
1) "Las Danaides van a Grecia siguiendo a su padre .
Here, are the Danaides, Ixions, and Sisyphuses, eternally laboring to fill bottomless casks and to push back the falling rock, that is, to redefine the same dozen words whose combinations form the treasure of Speculative Knowledge.
Puede pensarse en las primeras tragedias, como las Danaides de Esquilo, aunque el caracter alegorico de sus personajes recuerdan a los Autos calderonianos.
Goddesses and women with vessels may be ubiquitous (think of the mosaic of Empress Theodosia holding her chalice, the Danaides with their leaking jars, or Renuka Devi and her miraculous water pots), but Goering's claim rests on chronological and geographical specificity: that this is the first image of the Virgin Mary with a vessel, and that this grail (meaning "serving dish" in Catalan, in the local vocabulary) predates the literary grail stories by half a century.
Other myths also reflect on and refract our situation-Icarus and Daedalus, Prometheus, the Danaides, those poor women who had to carry water in sieves--but to see ourselves reflected in these myths is more like looking in funhouse mirrors, and less revealing, than examining Sisyphus or Philoctetes.
francais, a signaler egalement: Les Danaides (Paris: Gallimard, 1963),
Allez donc, continua la princesse irritee, comme de nouvelles danaides, remplir d'eau sans fin des machines monstrueuses, sans que vous puissiez jamais en avoir assez tire.
The looped hell of repeated betrayals and reconciliations has mythical resonances, recalling Danaides, punished in Hades by having to draw water with a sieve and pour it into broken cisterns, or Sisyphus, condemned by the gods to ceaselessly roll a rock to the top of a mountain--only to have it roll down again.
Su incontinencia editorial es una tragedia, la misma de las Danaides y su barril sin fondo: el suplicio de la eterna insatisfaccion.