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Danaʹides (4 syl.)

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Daughters of Danʹaos (King of Argos). They were fifty in number, and married the fifty sons of Ægyptos. They all but one murdered their husbands on their wedding-night, and were punished in the infernal regions by having to draw water everlastingly in sieves from a deep well.

This is an allegory. The followers of Danʹaos taught the Argives to dig wells, and irrigate their fields in the Egyptian manner. As the soil of Argos was very dry and porous, it was like a sieve.

The names of the fifty Danaïdēs and their respective husbands are as follows:

Actæa

wife of Perʹiphas.

Adianta

” Daïphʹron.

Adyta

” Menalʹcēs.

Agaʹvē

” Lycos.

Amymonʹē

Encelʹados.

Anaxibʹia

” Archelaʹos.

Antodʹica

” Clytos.

Asterʹia

” Chœtos.

Authoʹlea

” Cisseus.

Automʹata

” Architeʹlos.

Autonʹoē

” Eurylʹochos.

Bryʹcea

” Chthonʹios.

Caliidʹioē

” Pandiʹon.

Celeʹno

” Hyxoʹbios.

Chrysipʹpē

” Chrysipʹpos.

Chrysothʹemis

” Asʹteris.

Cleodoʹra

” Lixos.

Cleopatʹra

” Ageʹnor.

Cliʹo

” Asterʹias.

Critomeʹdia

” Antipaphʹos.

Damoʹnē

” Amynʹtor.

Dioxipʹpē

” Ægyptos.

Electra

” Perisʹthenēs.

Erʹato

” Broʹmios.

Eupheʹno

” Hyperʹbios.

Eurydʹicē

” Dryas.

Evipʹpē

” Imbros.

Glauca

” Alcis.

Glaucipʹpa

” Potʹamon.

Gorga

” Hyppothʹoõa.

Gorgʹophon

Proʹteus.

Helʹcita

” Cassos.

Hippodamiʹa

” Ister.

Hippodʹica

” Idras.

Hippomeduʹsē

” Alcmeʹnon.

Hyperipʹpa

” Hippocorisʹtēs.

Hypermnesʹtra

” Lynceus.*

Iphimeduʹsa

” Eucheʹnor.

Mnestra

” Egiʹos.

Ocypʹetē

” Lampos.

Oiʹmē

” Arbeʹlos.

Phartē

” Eurydʹamas.

Pilarʹga

” Idmon.

Pireʹnē

” Agaptoleʹmos.

Podarʹca

” Œʹneus.

Rhoda

Hippolʹytos.

Rhoʹdia

” Chalceʹdon.

Sthenʹela

” Sthenʹelos.

Stygna

” Polycʹtor.

Theaʹno

” Phanthēs.

⁂ Lynceus (2 syl.), the one saved by his wife, is marked with an asterisk (*).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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