The Punishment of the Danaids

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Mark Cartwright
by John William Waterhouse
published on 11 January 2017
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The Punishment of the Danaids

The punishment of the 50 daughters of Danaus who, for killing their husbands on their wedding night, must fill a bowl with water down in Hades - a task which never ends as the bowl leaks. (Painting by John William Waterhouse, 1849-1917 CE)

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Waterhouse, J. W. (2017, January 11). The Punishment of the Danaids. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6251/

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Waterhouse, John W. "The Punishment of the Danaids." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 11, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6251/.

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Waterhouse, John W. "The Punishment of the Danaids." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 Jan 2017. Web. 05 Jul 2020.

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