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DANAIS
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Δαναις Danais Danais Long-Lived (danaios) Of the Danaans

DANAIS was the Naiad Nymph of a well or fountain in the region of Pisa in Elis (southern Greece) loved by the local king Pelops.

She may have been one of the Danaides, the fifty daughters of Danaos King of Argos, who were often described as fountain nymphs.

PARENTS
Perhaps a daughter of King DANAUS or the River ALPHEIOS
OFFSPRING
KHRYSIPPOS (by Pelops) (Plutarch Parallel Stories 33)

Pseudo-Plutarch, Greek and Roman Parallel Stories 33 (trans. Babbitt) (Greek historian C2nd A.D.) :
"Pelops, the son of Tantalos and Euryanassa, married Hippodameia and begat Atreus and Thyestes; but by the Nymphe Danaïs he had Khrysippos (Chrysippus), whom he loved more than his legitimate sons . . . So says Dositheüs in his Descendants of Pelops."


Sources:

  • Plutarch, Greek & Roman Parallel Stories - Greek Historian C1st-2nd AD