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Name Danae - Meaning of origin


Origin of first name:

Greeks, Originals, Rare

Meaning of the name:

Name of a heroine of Greek mythology, from danae, "laurel".
Danae was the daughter of King Acrisios, who had her imprisoned in a bronze tower after an oracle had predicted that her grandson would kill him. In her prison, she was seduced by Zeus who turned into rain of gold coins, and they had a son, Perseus, who eventually changed Acrisios into stone.
The Danae are celebrated on December 11 with Saint Daniel the Stylite.

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