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Calypso, the Seducer of Odysseus

Last Update: 04 May 2021


Calypso, the Seducer of Odysseus
The Nymph Calypso was a daughter of the Titan Atlas, the god of Astronomy. Her name means name means "cover", "hide".

Calypso was a Nymph who lived on an island in a great cave, near which were natural gardens, a sacred forest, and springs. This island is nowadays called "Othonoi".



Legend has it that Calypso held the Greek hero Odysseus captive on her island of Ogygia for five years in order to make him immortal. According to the mythographer Apollodorus, she loved the hero and bore him a son, Latinos.

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