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also Dan·a·ë  (dăn′ə-ē′)
n. Greek Mythology
The daughter of Eurydice and Acrisius and mother of Perseus who was imprisoned by her father in a bronze chamber.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the mother of Perseus by Zeus, who came to her in prison as a shower of gold
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(ˈdæn əˌi)

(in Greek myth) a daughter of the king of Argos and mother, by Zeus disguised as a shower of gold, of Perseus.
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References in classic literature ?
It represents you, on the contrary, as a virtuous but loving woman, defending yourself with claws and teeth, shutting yourself up in your own house as in a fortress; in other respects, as impenetrable as that of Danae, notwithstanding Danae's tower was made of brass."
"I was trying," said the marquise, raising her beautiful eyes brightened with an indication of growing temper, "I was trying to discover to what you could possibly have alluded, you who are so learned in mythological subjects in comparing me to Danae."
"It was the word Danae which you used that surprised me.
"That is to say that the Jupiter of Danae changed himself into a shower of gold for her."
But I do know that Rita herself was not a Danae, never, not at any time of her life.
Never yet have I been so overpowered by passion neither for goddess nor mortal woman as I am at this moment for yourself--not even when I was in love with the wife of Ixion who bore me Pirithous, peer of gods in counsel, nor yet with Danae the daintily-ancled daughter of Acrisius, who bore me the famed hero Perseus.
And Acrisius had by Eurydice the daughter of Lacedemon, Danae; and Proetus by Stheneboea `Lysippe and Iphinoe and Iphianassa'.
1) Like to thee that maiden bright, Danae, in her brass-bound tower, Once exchanged the glad sunlight For a cell, her bridal bower.
Rochester, or sitting like a second Danae with the golden shower falling daily round me.
"Drowsy' is the perfect musical for theater and music lovers," said Danae DeShazer, director and choreographer for the ASHSTP production.
I had four eps Danae all-silk bespoke suits, got to travel about America, play Wembley and a limousine for a week to take friends and family.