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Danaides  (duh-NAY-i-deez)

The fifty daughters of King Danaus of Argos, who were married on a single occasion to fifty suitors. As instructed by their father, all but one of them murdered their husbands on their wedding night. As a result, they were condemned to an afterlife of unending labor, carrying water from the Styx in leaky jars.
Charon the Boatman and the river Styx, source of the water carried perpetually by the Danaides in leaky jars. (zoom)