Calypso

Daughter of the Nymph Atlas

Calypso's Story

Odysseus' boat crashes on the island where Calypso lives (Ogygia). She loved Odysseus and wanted him to stay. She bargained with him. If he were to stay she would give him eternal life.

Seven Days Later

Zeus sent Hermes down to tell Calypso that she has to let Odysseus go. She finally let her go and suffered watching him build a raft to leave the island.
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A Lonely Life

Calypso had two children with Odysseus, Nausinous and Nausithous. After Odysseus left the island, Calypso was lonely with her two sons.

Work Cited

Bell, Robert E. "Calypso." Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1991. N. pag. Print.


"Calypso." Encyclopedia Mythica. 2014. Encyclopedia Mythica Online.

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"Calypso." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 6 Nov. 2014