Danaus

Greek - King of Libya or Argos. Son of Belus and Archinoe or of Agenor and Telephassa. Twin brother of Aegyptus. He was the father of fifty daughters, including Amymone, Asteria, Berbyce and Hypermnestra, and took them off to Greece to escape the murderous intentions of his brother Aegyptus. Here he became king of Argos in place of Gelanor and was attacked by the fifty sons of Aegyptus. He eventually agreed to allow them to marry his fifty daughters but armed the girls with a pin or dagger, with which all except Hypermnestra killed their husbands. The spared bridegroom, Lynceus, later killed Danaus and took over his throne. Sometimes called Danaus.

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