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Danaus

[dan-ey-uh s] /ˈdæn eɪ əs/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
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/
noun
1.
(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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