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Odysseus und Kalypso, by Arnold Böcklin. 1883.

Odysseus und Kalypso, by Arnold Böcklin. 1883.

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Definition: The name Calypso means "the concealer." Calypso is a daughter of the Titan Atlas. She is a goddess who lives on the island of Ogygia where she detains Odysseus for seven years. Odysseus spends his time with Calypso sad because he wants to be with his wife, although he admits that the goddess is very beautiful and her offer of immortality must have been tempting. Calypso reluctantly lets Odysseus go only after Hermes brings an order for her to do so from Zeus, king of the gods. Nausithous and Nausinous are the children of Calypso and Odysseus, according to Hesiod (Theogony 1020).
Alternate Spellings: Kalypso

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