Calypso

The goddess nymph of the mythical island of Ogygia

Calypso and Odysseus

Calypso lived on the island of Ogygia, on the coast where Odysseus was thrown when he was shipwrecked. Calypso loved Odysseus and promised him eternal youth and immortality if he would stay with her. She kept him in her island for seven years, until she was forced to let him continue his journey by gods.

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The Odessey

When Odysseus reached the island of Calypso, this was the point where the Odessey began. Calypso was so in love with him that she tried to offer to him to be her immortal husband. He kindly declined and told himself he wanted to go back and be with his wife. Calypso thought of Odysseus as her one true love and refused to let him go. She tried to seduce him and convince him to stay with her.
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The Symbol of Calypso

Calypso seduced Odysseus and kept him for years away from his wife, Penelope, until Athena came between them. Eventually Calypso had to let him go and even helped him to build his boat. She has a reputation in Greek mythology: as a concealer and seductress, Calypso is a negative symbol, but as a rescuer she is a positive one.
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Life after Odysseus

Calypso, who believed that she saved Odysseus, after losing her lover of seven years tried to kill herself. But since she was immortal, she only went through terrible pain and suffering.

Works CIted

"Greek Mythology Calypso." CALYPSO : Atlantid Nymph of the Mythical Island of Ogygia | Greek Mythology, Kalypso. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2014.

"Calypso and Odysseus." Greek Myths Greek Mythology. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.

"Odyssey, The." UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology. Vol. 4. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 778-784. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 7 Nov. 2014.