a ruler of Argos who ordered his 50 daughters to kill their husbands on their wedding night.
- Compare Danaides.
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How to use Danaus in a sentence
The story referred to is that of the fifty daughters of Danaus, who were married to the fifty sons of Aegyptus, their cousins.The Aeneid of Virgil | Virgil
Danaus cautions his Daughters very handsomly in point of Behaviour.A Short View of the Immorality, and Profaneness of the English Stage | Jeremy Collier
Argos was of old called Hippeion; not from the animal Ἱππος, but απο Ἱππης του Δαναου, from Hippa the daughter of Danaus.
Some of them were conducted by Danaus, and Cadmus, who were the most illustrious of the whole.
Well, try the Lemnian women, or the daughters of Danaus, if you want to please with that sort of tale.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4 | Lucian of Samosata
British Dictionary definitions for Danaüs
Greek myth a king of Argos who told his fifty daughters, the Danaides, to kill their bridegrooms on their wedding night
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