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AKRISIOS
PERSEUS SON
BRONZE TOWER
KILLING
PRINCESS
PROTECTIVE
CHEST
UNION
PROPHECY
GRANDSON
ORACLE
JUPITER
SHOWER
SEA
LOVE
CHILD
HERO PERSEUS
POSEIDON
GORGON MEDUSA
SERIPHUS
DICTYS
KING ACRISIUS
SERIPHOS
KING POLYDECTES
FATHER
GREEK MYTH
MORTAL
YOUNG SON
ATTENTIONS
KING
LEDA
ALCMENE
MOTHER
ANDROMEDA
MEDUSA
DAUGHTER
ZEUS
GOD ZEUS
SON
ARGOS
POLYDECTES
ACRISIUS
PERSEUS
DANAE
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Definitions

  1. Danae was the mother of Perseus who was locked up by her father Acrisius. (Web site)
  2. Danae was childless and to keep her so, he shut her up in a bronze chamber underground: this mytheme is also connected to Ares, Oenopion, Eurystheus, etc.
  3. Danae was childless and to keep her so, he shut her up in a bronze chamber underground:[2] This mytheme is also connected to Ares, Oenopion, Eurystheus, etc. (Web site)
  4. Danae was unwilling, and Perseus defended her from his attentions. (Web site)
  5. His mother was Danae, the daughter of the king of Argos, Acrisius.

Akrisios

  1. One day, however, Akrisios came to visit his daughter and discovered that Danae had a baby named Perseus.

Perseus Son

  1. Perseus Son of Zeus and Danae; slew Medusa; rescued Andromeda from monster and married her.

Bronze Tower

  1. His daughter, Danae, was prophesied to have a son that would kill him, so Acrisius locked her in a bronze tower (or a cave) when she became fertile. (Web site)

Killing

  1. It was Perseus, the brave son of Zeus and Danae, just returning from a journey during which he had succeeded in killing the dreaded Medusa.

Princess

  1. DANAE A Princess of Argos (in Central Greece) who was imprisoned by her father in a bronze tower. (Web site)

Protective

  1. Perseus was very protective of his mother and wouldn't allow Polydectes near Danae.

Chest

  1. He discovered Danae and Perseus inside a chest that had washed up on shore.

Union

  1. Prince Sparhawk and Queen Ehlana are married and their union is blessed with a very special daughter named Danae.

Prophecy

  1. Because of a prophecy that he would be killed by a son born to Danae, Acrisus imprisoned her. (Web site)

Grandson

  1. Atlas (grandson of Uranus and Gea) had a daughter named Taygete; she and Zeus had Lacedaemon as son, and this had Danae as grand-niece.

Oracle

  1. When once Danae's father King Acrisius of Argos questioned the oracle, it said that Danae would give birth to a son who would kill him. (Web site)
  2. An oracle warned Acrisius that Danae's son would someday kill him, so Acrisius shut Danae in a bronze room, away from all male company.
  3. Danaes father, having been told by an oracle that his grandson would on day kill him, set Danae and Perseus adrift in a trunk.

Jupiter

  1. Perseus was the son of Jupiter and Danae. (Web site)

Shower

  1. Perseus was the son of Danae and Zeus, who appeared to her as a shower of gold. (Web site)

Sea

  1. When Acrisius discovered that Danae had given birth to Perseus, he had her and the newborn thrown into the sea in a chest of wood.
  2. Acrisius put the child and Danae in a chest and threw it in the sea.
  3. He then casts Danae and her infant son Perseus out to sea in a wooden chest. (Web site)

Love

  1. Polydectes fell in love with Danae when she and her son Perseus were saved by his brother Dictys (see: Acrisius).

Child

  1. Perseus, Greek Περσεύς, was the son of Danae, the only child of Acrisius king of Argos. (Web site)
  2. Perseus was the son of Danae, the only child of Acrisius king of Argos. (Web site)
  3. Thus Danae gave birth to a child, whom she called Perseus. (Web site)

Hero Perseus

  1. He visited princess Danae as a shower of gold, and from this union the hero Perseus was born.

Poseidon

  1. Zeus asked Poseidon to calm the water; he did and Danae and Perseus survived, washing up on the island Seriphos. (Web site)

Gorgon Medusa

  1. He said that he would release Danae if Perseus could bring back the head of the gorgon Medusa. (Web site)
  2. He was the son of Jupiter and Danae, and is best known for his killing of the Gorgon Medusa. (Web site)

Seriphus

  1. Then with Danae and Andromeda, his mother and his wife, he went from Seriphus. (Web site)

Dictys

  1. When they arrived at Seriphus, the first person they met was Dictys the fisherman who brought Danae and Perseus to shore after they sailed in the trunk. (Web site)
  2. Dictys was a fisherman who helped Danae and her son Perseus. (Web site)

King Acrisius

  1. When the child Perseus was born, King Acrisius locked Danae and Perseus in a wooden chest and threw it into the sea. (Web site)
  2. Danae's father, King Acrisius, set Danae and her son adrift on the sea because of a prophecy that Perseus would kill him.
  3. King Acrisius of Argos expresses anger towards Zeus for impregnating his daughter, Princess Danae.

Seriphos

  1. Back in Seriphos, Perseus found that Polydectes had been lying and was still bothering Danae. (Web site)
  2. Danae, daughter of Acrisius, with her infant son Perseus, floats to Seriphos, 2.4.1.

King Polydectes

  1. Mother and son were rescued at the island Seriphos, where the king Polydectes fell in love with Danae.
  2. Later, King Polydectes of Seriphus fell in love with Danae and tried to force himself on her; he was eventually killed by Perseus.
  3. So the story goes, Perseus returned to the court of King Polydectes, who sat at his throne with Danae. (Web site)

Father

  1. Acrisius is father of Danae, mother of Perseus 1, who in turn is the founder of Mycenae. (Web site)
  2. Acrisius, who had no male issue, consulted the Pythian oracle, and received the answer, that if Danae should give birth to a son, he would kill his father.
  3. Jupiter was enamored with her, and they had a son, with whom Danae was exposed in a boat on the sea by her father. (Web site)

Greek Myth

  1. In Greek myth, the son of Zeus and Danae. (Web site)

Mortal

  1. In Greek myth, Perseus was the son of Zeus and the mortal Danae.

Young Son

  1. The story goes that King Polydetes fell in love with a woman, named Danae, who had a young son, Persues.
  2. Danae and her young son, Perseus are placed in a wooden coffin and set adrift with the intent that the Sea will do the deed.

Attentions

  1. Polydectes later conceived a passion for Danae, but was unable to force his attentions on her because Perseus had grown into a redoubtable protector.

King

  1. After many years, Polydectes met Danae and desired her, but Perseus, now grown, stood in the way of the king. (Web site)
  2. Perseus proposed Dictys to be king of Seriphos and gladly agreed when Dictys proposed to make Danae his queen. (Web site)

Leda

  1. Arachne's tapestry featured Zeus: Zeus being unfaithful with Leda, Zeus being unfaithful with Europa, Zeus being unfaithful with Danae.

Alcmene

  1. Arachne's weaving (depicting the tales of Europa, Leda, Alcmene, Danae) points back to the first section of the Metamophoses concerning divine seductions.

Mother

  1. The infant Perseus and his mother Danae were cast into the sea in a wooden box by her father Acrisius, son of Abas, King of Argolis. (Web site)
  2. On the island of Seriphos lived a young man called Perseus with this mother Danae.
  3. Polydectes was certain that the young Perseus would never return and the way would be open to have the mother Danae. (Web site)

Andromeda

  1. Dictys told Perseus and Andromeda how Polydectes had never really married, but since Danae wouldn't marry Polydectes, he forced her to be his handmaiden. (Web site)
  2. We Persians deem that the Perses from whom we descend was the child of Perseus the son of Danae, and of Andromeda the daughter of Cepheus. (Web site)
  3. Perseus, Andromeda, and Danae (his mother) returned to their home at Argos. (Web site)

Medusa

  1. Wishing to marry Danae, the king sent Perseus off to get the head of the Gorgon, Medusa, hoping that he would be killed.
  2. The King took on the challenge, and asked Perseus to bring him the head of the Medusa, otherwise, he would take his mother Danae by force. (Web site)

Daughter

  1. In the case of Akrisios and his daughter Danae, he was told by the oracle that if his daughter married, she would have a son who would kill him.
  2. Terrified at this prospect, Acrisius locked his daughter Danae in a bronze tower so that no man could ever impregnate her. (Web site)
  3. He married a woman (whom late sources name Eurydike) and had a daughter Danae.

Zeus

  1. They might, for example, fall in love with a mortal, as Aphrodite did with Adonis; Apollo with Daphne; and Zeus with Leda, Alcmene, and Danae.
  2. Zeus asked Poseidon to calm the water; he did and Danae and Perseus survived, washing up on the island of Seriphos.
  3. Danae: Princess of Argos; mother of Perseus by Zeus, who appeared to her in form of golden shower.

God Zeus

  1. Perseus was half man and half god; his mother was Danae a mortal who was seduced by the God Zeus.
  2. In Greek mythology, Perseus (pictured) was the son of mortal Danae and the god Zeus.

Son

  1. According to legend, the founder of Mycenae was the hero Perseus, son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman, Danae. (Web site)
  2. Perseus was the son of Zeus, king of the Greek gods and Danae, a mortal woman. (Web site)
  3. Perseus, Greek ὁ Περσεύς, was the son of Danae, the only child of Acrisius king of Argos.

Argos

  1. Danae I'm seriously running short on time to write this, but basically, Danae was the daughter of Acrisius (king of Argos) who was locked in a bronze room. (Web site)
  2. Perseus, Greek Περσεύς, was the son of Danae, and the only grandchild of Acrisius king of Argos.
  3. Perseus, or Perseos (Greek: Περσεύς, Περσέως), was the son of Danae, and the only grandchild of Acrisius king of Argos. (Web site)

Polydectes

  1. Adventures with the Gorgons After some time, Polydectes fell in love with Danae and desired to remove Perseus from the island.
  2. Polydectes, a king, fell in love with Danae, the mother of Perseus. (Web site)
  3. Polydectes fell in love with Danae, and so wanted to get Perseus, her son, out of the picture.

Acrisius

  1. By way of rendering his birth illustrious, he is said to have been the son of Jupiter, by Danae, the daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos. (Web site)
  2. In Greek mythology, Danae was daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos. (Web site)
  3. Zeus had fallen in love with Danae, the beautiful daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos. (Web site)

Perseus

  1. One Eurydice was wife to Acrisius, king of Argos, mother of Danae and therefore grandmother to Perseus.
  2. Legend asserts that Mycenae was founded by Perseus, grandson of king Acrisius of Argos, son of Acrisius' daughter, Danae.
  3. Perseus did return though, and turned king Polydectes into stone by showing him the head of Medusa, just as the king was about to take Danae by force.

Danae

  1. Perseus was the son of Zeus and Danae (the daughter of Acrisius of Argos).
  2. In Greek mythology, Danae (Greek: Δανάη, "parched") was a daughter of King Acrisius of Argos and mother of Perseus by Zeus.
  3. In Greek mythology, Perseus was son of Zeus by Danae, and was raised at the court of king Polydectes, at whose request he killed Medusa. (Web site)

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