Danaë was the Grecian mother to Perseus after she was impregnated by Zeus while he was turned into a golden shower. The nature of this pregnancy has led many to believe Zeus urinated on her, which she firmly denies. After her husband, a fisherman, died, his brother, King Polydectes, sought to force her to marry him instead but she was saved from this fate by Perseus and Medusa.



Danaë was brown-haired and olive skinned with a toga of blue and white and she kept her hair held up. She maintained her youthful appearance throughout her later years[Leg 1].


Although Danaë is a woman of ancient Greece and subject to male dominance, she is stubborn and will make a stand wherever she can. She is always adamant that she was never urinated on by Zeus and that he was a shower of gold. She is easily disgusted by references of a sexual nature[Leg 1].


Greek Legends

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Britt's Commentary

"Polydectes is based on the Polydectes[Ext 1] from the story of Perseus[Ext 2], including his forcible marriage to Danaë[Ext 3] and his ultimate demise turning to stone. Like the original Danaë, Zeus[Ext 4] turned into a golden shower to impregnate her with Perseus." ~ Britt the Writer


External References

  1. Polydectes article, Wikipedia.
  2. Perseus article, Wikipedia.
  3. Danaë article, Wikipedia.
  4. Zeus article, Wikipedia.

Legends of the NeSiverse References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Leg Post 52, Leg Page 3, Greek Legends, Legends of the NeSiverse written by Britt the Writer.
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