Calypso

Daughter of the Titan Atlas

Calypso

One of Oceanides sea nymphs, Calypso was the daughter of the Titan god Atlas and her mother was Tethys. Her means “to conceal” and she symbolizes the forces that divert men from their goals
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The Odyssey

Calypso seduced Odysseus and kept him for 7 years away from his wife, Penelope, on an island called Ogygia to make him her immortal husband. They had a child name Latinus though Circle is usually given the title as Latinus's mother. Athena intervened; eventually Calypso had to let him go and even helped him to build his boat, and then returned to solitude.

Citations

  • "Calypso." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.
  • "Calypso and Odysseus." Greek Myths and Greek Mythology. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov.


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