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NOUN   Acrisius | -
Acrisius {noun}
Ακρίσιος {ο}
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Translation for 'Acrisius' from English to Greek

Acrisius {noun}
Ακρίσιος {ο}μυθολ.
Usage Examples English
  • The discus throw also appears repeatedly in ancient Greek mythology, featured as a means of manslaughter in the cases of Hyacinth, Crocus, Phocus, and Acrisius, and as a named event in the funeral games of Patroclus.
  • He did not abuse Perseus and Danae, but rather protected them from Acrisius as the latter discovered that they had survived and arrived at Seriphos to kill them.
  • Perseus and Danaë return to Argos with Andromeda, but King Acrisius has gone to Larissa.
  • The city of Argos was believed to be the birthplace of the mythological character Perseus, the son of the god Zeus and Danaë, who was the daughter of the king of Argos, Acrisius.
  • The latter's great-granddaughter Sparta gave birth to a daughter named Eurydice who had married Acrisius, the king of Argos.
  • According to Ovid, Proetus ended up changed into stone by Perseus, the grandson of Acrisius (who had eventually got expelled by Proetus), upon being made by him to see the head of Medusa.
  • The two brothers were so inimical towards each other that they began fighting while still in their mother's womb, just like Proetus and Acrisius did.
  • It was during the funerary games of Teutamides' father that Perseus accidentally killed Acrisius with a discus.
  • The painting portrays the Greek mythological figure Danaë, the daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos.
  • As punishment, Zeus impregnated Acrisius' wife, Queen Danae, and turned Acrisius into the deformed creature Calibos.
  • The specific epithet "danae" is from Greek mythology; Danaë was the daughter of Acrisius, King of Argos.
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