Amymone was princess of Argos, one of the Danaides, the fifty daughters of Danaus. The family migrated from Libya in North Africa to Argos in Greece. But new land was parched by drought. So Danaus sent his daughters out to find water.
|Danaides, the fifty daughters of Danus|
|Amymone, Poseidon and Satyr|
The fifty sons of Danaus' brother Aigyptus, later arrived in Argos in search of their cousins. They forced Danaus to let them marry the girls, but he persuaded his daughters to murder the men on their wedding night. Amymone compelled, slaying her husband Enkeladus.