Aegyptus


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Aegyptus

(iːˈdʒɪptəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Egypt and twin brother of Danaüs
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On the fifth day we reached the river Aegyptus; there I stationed my ships in the river, bidding my men stay by them and keep guard over them while I sent out scouts to reconnoitre from every point of vantage.
Fragment #17 -- Hecataeus (15) in Scholiast on Euripides, Orestes, 872: Aegyptus himself did not go to Argos, but sent his sons, fifty in number, as Hesiod represented.
Danaus In Greek legend, son of Belus, king of Egypt, and twin brother of Aegyptus. Driven out of Egypt by his brother, Danaus fled with his 50 daughters (the Danaids) to Argos, where he became king.