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Danaus, ruler of Libya, son of Belus, and brother of AEgyptus, ruler of Arabia, suspecting that his brother had designs on his life, fled with his fifty daughters to Argos, where be was elected king. He was soon followed by the fifty sons of AEgyptus as suitors for the hand of his daughters. Their offer was accepted, but on the marriage night, by order of Danaus, they were all slain by their brides, excepting the husband of Hypermnestra.