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AS travelers, who have lost their way by night, gaze ever towards the east for the first rays of light and hope, so we who grope in the darkness of antiquity must direct our eyes to the land of the rising sun, whence learning and life itself first sprang. Listen then to a romance of the East. Danaus, King of Greece, had fifty sons, whom he married to the fifty daughters of his brother Ægistus, King of Egypt. But soon these women thirsted for dominion, and conspired secretly to slay their husbands and to rule in their steads. But the youngest and the most beautiful had a tender heart, which crept from her lips in words of warning to her father and her spouse. Then they were all seized and set adrift in ships upon the sea, which after many storms bore them in safety to a large and uninhabited island. Here they staid and named it Albion, after Albina their eldest sister, and here they maintained themselves by the chase, killing the deer and the boars, and wild bulls, and large birds which they found in the forests with arrows and bolts, and bowstrings, and snares and pitfalls. And while filled with meat and drink, and with lustful thoughts, they lay sleeping on the ground covered with the skins of wild beasts, dark brooding spirits swept towards them from the sky, and encircled them with their shadowy arms, and intoxicated them with their flaming breath By these were born huge and hideous giants which soon bore others, till they filled the whole land with a strange and fierce crew

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1 Sara Di Diego = "The story of Danaus is the foundation legend of the creation of the city Argos, one of the Mycenaean cities of Peloponnesus.  Danaus was the creator of the first ships.Work Cited: https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Danaus"
2 Sara Di Diego = "Another version of this story makes all the husbands incubi.  All of their offspring are hideous and giant in size.  Work Cited:http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/2008/03/albina-myth-standard-reading.html"