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Amymone was the daughter of Europe and King Danaus. She was one of the fifty daughters of Danaus who were married to the fifty sons of King Aegyptus (Danaus' twin brother). On the night of her wedding, she like forty-eight of her forty-nine sisters and half-sisters murdered her husband at the command of their father. In Amymone's case, she killed Enceladus


Danaus & Europe

Spouse & Lovers



When Amymone and the other Danaids who had murdered their husbands they were sent to Tartarus and were forced to carry water from the river Styx in bowls (or jars according to some) with holes over to a tub which leaks at multiple parts. Amymone and the others were told only when they filled the tub could they wash away their sins. The Danaids continue this essentially impossible task to this very day.

Ancient Text

"...of the rest Busiris, Enceladus, Lycus, and Daiphron obtained by lot the daughters that had been borne to Danaus by Europe, to wit, Automate, Amymone, Agave, and Scaea."