Sthenele (Danaid) and the other Danaids killing their husbands on their wedding night


Sthenele was one of three daughters of Memphis and Danaus (the other two being Klite and Khrysippe) Sthenele was one of the fifty Daniads who took part in the mass marriage to Aigyptos' sons. The night of the marriage she and forty-eight of her forty-nine sisters slew their husbands with daggers their father provided to them.


Dadaus & Memphis

Ancient Text

"The sons of Egyptus by Tyria got as their wives, without drawing lots, the daughters of Danaus by Memphis in virtue of the similarity of their names; thus Clitus got Clite; Sthenelus got Sthenele; Chrysippus got Chrysippe."


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