Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece


Greek legendary mortal

Frequently locked-up lover of Zeus and mother of Perseus

Mother of Perseus. Her father, being warned by an oracle that trouble was brewing in the offspring department, locked her away in a bronze prison to prevent any hanky panky.

But Zeus himself fancied her and slipped through the roof disguised as a shower of gold. (This was the original golden shower.)

Danae was soon discovered to be pregnant and was promptly stuffed in a crate and sent packing. See Perseus for the rest of the tale...

Danae Facts and Figures

Name: Danae
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2314

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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