Definitions for danaë
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(in Greek myth) a daughter of the king of Argos and mother, by Zeus disguised as a shower of gold, of Perseus.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos, confined by her father in an inaccessible tower of brass to prevent the fulfilment of an oracle that she should be the mother of a son who would kill him, but Zeus found access to her in the form of a shower of gold, and she became the mother of Perseus, by whose hand Acrisius met his fate. See Perseus.