- a daughter of the king of Argos and mother, by Zeus disguised as a shower of gold, of Perseus.
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Let no Danaan think ill of me if I give place to Hector, for the hand of heaven is with him.The Iliad
The Danaan name is with Homer a standing appellation of the Greeks.
The Danaan folk welcomed him as he came among them, and asked him of his name and his business among them.
For they looked that Midir should come with a great host of the Danaan folk to carry off the Queen.
He says Achan or Danaan heroes, but never joins the names to the simple predicate men.
- Greek myth the mother of Perseus by Zeus, who came to her in prison as a shower of gold
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