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King Danaus who was the twin brother of King Aigyptos. Danaus had fifty daughters (known collectively as the Danaids) from various women and Aigyptos had fifty sons. There was an arranged mass marriage where The daughters of Danaus and the sons of Aigyptos wed one another. Danaus however had given each of his daughters knives and instructed them to kill their respective spouses that night. Fourty-nine of the daughters did so, Hypermnestra however refused because her husband, Lynkeus, honored her wish to remain a virgin.

Parents

Belus and Akhiroete

Spouse & Lovers

Queen Elephantis
Polyxo
Pieria
Atlanteia
Herse
Europe
Phoibe
Memphis
Krino
Unnamed Eithiopian Woman