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Danaüs

(dăn`āəs), in Greek mythology, son of Belus and Anchinoe and twin of Aegyptus. Danaüs, who had 50 daughters, the Danaïds, and Aegyptus, who had 50 sons, ruled Libya and Arabia. When Belus died the brothers quarreled, and Danaüs fled with his daughters to Argos in Greece. There he became so powerful a ruler that the Greeks called themselves the Danai after him. Nevertheless, Aegyptus' sons pursued them and besieged Argos, demanding the Danaïds in marriage. Danaüs, forced to consent, instructed his daughters to kill their husbands on the wedding night. All obeyed but one; Hypermnestra spared Lynceus, who in some versions of the legend killed Danaüs and became king himself. For their crime the other Danaïds were condemned in Hades to the eternal task of filling a sieve with water. The Suppliants of Aeschylus is the first and only extant play of a trilogy dealing with the daughters of Danaüs.

Danaus

fathered 50 daughters, who married the sons of his twin brother Aegyptus. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 11]
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16) Turnus is descended from the single innocent Danaid, Hypermnestra, and his connection to the baldric may point to his inheritance of the criminal character of Danaus.
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57) According to this excluded lover, Lyde's refusing the lyre's plea (on behalf of the poet) would constitute a crime matching that of the daughters of Danaus, now paying a heavy price for this transgression in the Underworld.
Hall, 1999 396 Theope bacenis Schaus, 1890 b 397 Theope phaeo Prittwitz, 1865 1 2 Nymphalidae Libytheinae 398 Libytheana carinenta 2 b c d mexicana Michener, 1943 Danainae 399 Anetia thirza thirza 1 2 b c d Geyer, [1833] 400 Lycorea halia atergatis 1 2 c d Doubleday, [1847] 401 Lycorea ilione albescens b c d (Distant, 1876) 402 Lycorea ilione lamirus 2 (Latreille, [1817]) 403 Danaus eresimus montezuma 1 2 a c d Talbot, 1943 404 Danaus gilippus cleothera 2 (Godart, 1819) 405 Danaus gilippus thersippus 1 2 a c d (H.
Press, 1995), 199; Cynthia Scheinberg, "Recasting 'Sympathy and Judgment': Amy Levy, Women Poets, and the Dramatic Monologue," Victorian Poetry 35 (1997): 180-82; and my "Daughters of Danaus and Daphne: Women Poets and the Marriage Question," Victorian Literature and Culture 34 (2006): 482-83, 485, 491.