The Punishment of the Danaids

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by John William Waterhouse
published on 11 January 2017

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. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6251/the-punishment-of-the-danaids/

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