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Mythology & Beliefs: Calypso
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Calypso was a sea nymph; kept Odysseus on her island Ogygia for seven years.

Calypso in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (Καλυψώ). Under this name we find in Hesiod (Hes. Th. 359) a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and in Apollodorus (1.2.7) a daughter of Nereus, while the Homeric Calypso is described as a daughter of Atlas. (Od. 1.50.) This last Calypso was a nymph inhabiting the island of Ogygia, on the coast of which Odysseus was thrown when he was shipwrecked. Calypso loved the unfortunate hero, and promised him eternal youth and immortality if he would remain with her. She detained him in her island for seven years, until at length she was obliged by the gods to allow him to continue his journey homewards. (Od. 5.28, &c., 7.254, &c.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Calypso in Wikipedia Calypso (Greek: Καλυψώ Kalypsō) was a nymph in Greek mythology, who lived on the island of Ogygia, where she kept Odysseus prisoner for a number of years. She is generally said to be the daughter of the Titan Atlas.[1] Perhaps the same or different Calypsos, are mentioned by Hesiod as one of the Oceanid daughters of Tethys and Oceanus,[2] and Pseudo-Apollodorus as one of the Nereid daughters of Nereus and Doris.[3]...

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