Meaning of Danaids in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdaneɪɪdz/

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • The daughters of Danaus, king of Argos, who were compelled to marry the sons of his brother Aegyptus but murdered their husbands on the wedding night, except for one, Hypermnestra, who helped her husband to escape. The remaining Danaids were punished in Hades by being set to fill a leaky jar with water.