- a daughter of the king of Argos and mother, by Zeus disguised as a shower of gold, of Perseus.
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Perseus was the son of Danae, who was the daughter of a king.The Gorgon's Head
But I do know that Rita herself was not a Danae, never, not at any time of her life.The Arrow of Gold
That is to say that the Jupiter of Danae changed himself into a shower of gold for her.Ten Years Later
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
With horror, he saw that his Danae was an exact portrait of Odette.
He found Claude there alone, gazing mournfully at his Danae that he could not finish.
- Greek myth the mother of Perseus by Zeus, who came to her in prison as a shower of gold
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