ACRISIUS (KING OF ARGOS, FATHER OF DANAE)

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  • Danaë — Danaän /dan ee euhn/, adj. /dan euh ee /, n. Class. Myth. a daughter of the king of Argos and mother, by Zeus disguised as a shower of gold, of Perseus. * * * In Greek legend, the daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos. After an oracle warned her… …   Universalium

  • Danaë —    The daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos, Danaë was confined by her father to prevent her from conceiving the child an oracle predicted would kill him. Jupiter, who lusted after Danaë, appeared to her in the form of a shower of gold. From their …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • DANAË —    daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos, confined by her father in an inaccessible tower of brass to prevent the fulfilment of an oracle that she should be the mother of a son who would kill him, but Zeus found access to her in the form of a… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Danaë — /ˈdæneɪi/ (say danayee) noun Greek Legend a maiden imprisoned by her father Acrisius, King of Argos, because of an oracle s prophecy. Visited by Zeus in the form of a shower of gold, she became the mother of Perseus …   Australian English dictionary

  • Acrisius — (Ancient Greek: polytonic|Ακρίσιος) was a mythical king of Argos, and a son of Abas and Aglaea [Apollodorus. The Library , [http://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus2.html Book 2] .] (or Ocalea, depending on the author), grandson of Lynceus, great… …   Wikipedia

  • Acrisius — A·cris·i·us (ə krĭzʹē əs) n. Greek Mythology A king of Argos and father of Danaë who was killed by his grandson Perseus. * * * …   Universalium

  • Perseus — For other meanings, see Perseus (disambiguation). Perseus Abode Argos Symbol Medusa s head …   Wikipedia

  • Clash of the Titans (2010 film) — Clash of the Titans Theatrical poster Directed by Louis Leterrier Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Lelex — In Greek mythology, Lelex was a King of Laconia (then named Lelegia). He was married to the Naiad nymph, Cleochareia. He had several sons, including Myles, Polycaon, Pterelaus, and Cteson. The parentage of Lelex is variously stated. It is given… …   Wikipedia

  • Perseus — /perr see euhs, syoohs/, n., gen. Persei / see uy / for 3. 1. Class. Myth. a hero, the son of Zeus and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa, and afterward saved Andromeda from a sea monster. 2. Astron. a northern constellation between Cassiopeia and …   Universalium

  • Io (mythology) — This article is about the mythological figure. For the moon of Jupiter, see Io (moon). Io  /ˈaɪ …   Wikipedia

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