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Danae meaning and name origin
Danai is a female Greek name, whose roots are found in the very same origins of the Greek nation as well. Danai comes from the Greek word “Danaoi”, the one of the three tribes that compound the Greek nation in the early ancient years, along with the Achaean and Iones. Danaoi is a word used by Homer first, who wanted to designate the Greeks as one nation when describing the facts and events of the Trojan War, and is the name of the tribe that established itself in the Peloponnese.
Danai was a woman, who according to the Greek mythology, was beautiful and charming, thus, mighty Zeus fell inlove with her. Her father put her in prison, in order to protect her from the Gods, because of an omen he had received, but Zeus transformed himself into rain and fell in the prison where Danai was held and made love to her. The result of this intercourse was Perseus, the renowned hero who killed Medusa.
Although the name Danai is ancient, the Greek Orthodox Church recognizes it as a Christian name; according to the Calendar, name Danai is the female respective of the name Daniel.
Nameday: December 17th
Danai is a strong woman but quite sensitive. She is pretty much attached to her family and friends and she can be very creative person if found at the right environment.
Danae's story & photo gallery
2015: DANAE IS A BEAUTIFUL BIG BLACK DONKEY AGED AROUND 12 YEARS OLD.
WE DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT HER PAST LIFE BUT SHE WAS FOUND LAST WINTER, ABANDONED AND VERY THIN TIED TO A TREE AND WE WERE ASKED TO RESCUE HER.
DANAE WAS A PRINCESS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY AND DAUGHTER OF THE KING OF ARGOS, WELL KNOWN FOR HER BEAUTY AS OUR LOVELY DONKEY IS.
DANAE ( PRONOUNCED ..THAN-AIY) IS QUIET AND GENTLE AND HAS MANY FRIENDS AMONGST THE DONKEY HERD, SHE IS VERY HAPPY HERE AT THE SANCTUARY.