Definition of Danae in English:


proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • The daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos. An oracle foretold that she would bear a son who would kill her father. Attempting to evade this Acrisius imprisoned her, but Zeus visited her in the form of a shower of gold and she conceived Perseus, who killed Acrisius by accident.



/ˈdanəˌē/ /ˈdænəˌi/