Gorge was the daughter of Danaus and either Atlanteia or Phoibe (both Hamadryad nymphs of Libya in north Africa as well as wives of King Danaus).  Gorge would be one of the Daniads who murdered her husband (Hippothous) following the mass marriage of the daughters of Danaus to the sons of Aigyptos.


King Danaus & Atlanteia or Phoibe


When Gorge died, she along with her other sisters (with the exception of Hypermnestra)were sent to the fields of punishment where they were assigned the task of carrying water from a river in hole filled jugs which they had to pour into a leaking jar. Only when they filled the jug would she and her sisters no longer be punished. The task however is for all intensive purposes impossible and so they continue to be punished.

Ancient Text

"[The daughters of Danaus married the sons of Aigyptos:] Hippodameia went to Istros, Rhodia to Khalkodon, Kleopatra to Agenor, Asteria to Khaetos, Phylodameia to Diokorystos, Glauke to Alkes, HippoMedusa to Alkmenor, Gorge to Hippothous, IphiMedusa to Eukhenor, and Rhode to Hippolytos. These ten sons had an Arabian mother, while the girls were the daughters variously of Atlanteia and Phoibe, two Hamadryas Nymphai."
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 17 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.)