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  • Why Did Acrisius Imprison His Daughter?

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    1. Why did Acrisius imprison his daughter? King Acrisius had always longed for a son, although he had a daughter. So, Acrisius “journeyed to Delphi to ask Apollo if there was any hope that some day he would be the father of a boy”. To his disappointment, the Oracle foretold that Acrisius would never have a son, and to make matters worse, that his own grandson would kill him. To escape his sordid fate, Acrisius, feeling no remorse or affection towards his daughter, placed Danae in a “house built all

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