The son of Sthenelas. He was the king of Argos. When Danaus and his fifty daughters arrived in Argos he claimed it for himself, and after many discussions the people deferred the decision of the question to the next day. At dawn a wolf rushed among the cattle and killed one of the oxen. This occurrence was to the Argives an event which seemed to announce to them in what manner the dispute should terminate, and Danaus was accordingly made king of Argos.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 16.1, 19.3 ff.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 1.4.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.