noun Classical Mythology.

a daughter of the king of Argos and mother, by Zeus disguised as a shower of gold, of Perseus.

Related formsDan·a·än [dan-ee-uh n] /ˈdæn i ən/, adjective
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Greek myth the mother of Perseus by Zeus, who came to her in prison as a shower of gold
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