Danaus

Danaus

[dan-ey-uhs]
noun Classical Mythology.
a ruler of Argos who ordered his 50 daughters to kill their husbands on their wedding night.
Compare Danaides.
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Danaüs (ˈdænɪəs)
 
n
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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