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The Story Of The 49 Brides Who Killed Their 49 Husband's Just To Please Their Father || [Myth]

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Before you read this, I'll like you to know that this story is purely fictional and it's an ancient Greek Mythology. No part of this story is owned by the writer. Thank you

The myth of Danaides is the story of fifty women who committed horrible wrongdoing: Guided by their father, they all kill their

husbands on their wedding night! This great massacre was unbelievable, even for the bloody ancient Greek myths. It was a crime

that both men and gods would punish. Indeed, the Danaides were punished for this after their death with horrible and eternal torment.

The story of Danaides begins with the rivalry between the twin sons of Belus, the king of Egypt. Belus was believed to be a descendant of Lo, a princess of Argos who lived most of her life in Egypt. Belus had two

sons, Danaus and Aegyptus. When Belus died, he ordered Danaus king of Libya, and Aegyptus, king of Arabia. The two brothers had regular rivalries over their kingdoms and were trying each other to get the other's land.

The most interesting fact about these brothers is their progeny. The myth says that Danaus had fifty daughters, known as the

Danaides, from four different women, while Aegyptus had fifty sons. The intelligent Aegyptus wanted to get his sons married to the Danaides. For Aegyptus, these fifty

marriages appeared as an easy route to acquire the properties of Danaus. Danaus soon understood the plan of his brother and was not willing to surrender his beautiful

daughters to his nasty nephews. Guided by the gods and not intending to cause a war between them, he decided to give his kingdom

to his brother and leave the country in search of another life. Danaus built a ship with fifty oars and fled to Greece with his fifty daughters.

Arrival in Argos

 They first made a stop in Rhodes, where they founded Lindos town and built a temple to goddess Athena Lindia. Then, Danaus and

his daughters reached Argos, the birthplace of his great-grandmother, the Argan princess Io. The minute he stepped off the ship, he went

to Gelanoras, the king of the town, and demanded to be given the throne, for he was the rightful heir, as descendent of Io. When the people of Argos were about to choose

their king, a wolf entered the city and tore a bull into pieces. The people of Argos took this as a sign and chose Danaus as their king.

 The Horrible Crime 

Danaus ruled Argos for many years and was leading a quiet life till one day a foreign ship came. His brother, Aegyptus, had sent his

fifty sons to find Danaus and try to take over his new kingdom. Soon the sons of Aegyptus presented themselves to the palace and asked once more to marry the Danaides. The climax of the story starts here. Danaus didn't

want that his beautiful and prosperous Argos suffer because of a war. Having no other option, he consented to the wedding and organized a low-profile wedding party. He made a secret plan to get rid of Aegyptus and

his sons for good. Before the wedding, he presented each of his daughters a dagger and instructed them to kill their husbands on their wedding night.

All his daughters had to obey their father because disobeying to your parents was great wrongdoing in the ancient world. They indeed killed their bridegrooms and buried their

heads in Lerma, a region with lakes in southern Argos. Only one of the girls, Hypermnestra, did not commit this horrible crime. She felt pity for her husband, Lynceus, and spared his life. Without a doubt, Danaus brought her in front of the Argos court.

However, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, intervened and saved her from punishment. Lynceus, the only survivor of the fifty sons of Aegyptus, later killed Danaus to revenge for his brothers and he and Hypermnestra started a new dynasty of Argive Kings, known as the Danaan Dynasty.

 The Punishment

 The story, however, does not stop here. The forty-nine brides who killed their husbands were punished for their crimes. The myth says

that, when they died, the Danaides were forced to torment for eternity. They were made to carry jugs of water and fill a basin. They would be released from this punishment,

only if the basin was full of water. However, this torture would never stop because the basin had holes all over it and water would run out.

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