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Encyclopedia > Calypso (mythology)
"Now he's left to pine on an island, wracked with grief" (Odyssey V): Calypso and Odysseus, by Arnold Böcklin, 1883

Calypso (Greek: 'Καλυψώ', 'I will conceal', also transliterated as Kalypsó or Kālypsō), was a naiad, daughter of Atlas who lived on the island of Gozo in Greek mythology. Her name has also been listed among the list of the Nereids, which would make her a daughter of Nereus. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (2024 × 1442 pixel, file size: 182 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Calypso (mythology) ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (2024 × 1442 pixel, file size: 182 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Calypso (mythology) ... Self-portrait, oil on canvas, 1872 Arnold Böcklin (16 October 1827 – 16 January 1901) was a symbolist Swiss painter. ... A Naiad by John William Waterhouse, 1893. ... In Greek mythology, Atlas was one of the primordial Titans. ... Gozo (Maltese: Għawdex) is an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, the island is part of the Southern European country Malta and is the second largest after the island of Malta itself within the archipelago. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... In Greek mythology, the Nereids (NEER-ee-eds) are blue-haired sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. ... For other uses, see Nereus (disambiguation). ...


She delayed Odysseus on her island (Ogygia, which is thought to be modern day Gozo) for seven years of sexual imprisonment. While he was there, post-Homeric sources add, she bore him a child named Nausinous. Athena asked Zeus to spare Odysseus of his torment on the island, as he wanted to go to his homeland. Zeus sent Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, to tell Calypso to release Odysseus. As Zeus was the Lord of the Gods, she was unable to refuse him, although she wished to. Odysseus eventually returned to his homeland of Ithaca, to be with his beloved wife Penelope who waited for him at home, even though Calypso had promised him immortality if he stayed. For other meanings, see Odysseus (disambiguation) Ulysses redirects here. ... Ogygia was believed to have been an island in the Mediterranean that sank following a huge and powerful earthquake, which shook the area before the bronze age. ... Gozo (Maltese: Għawdex) is an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, the island is part of the Southern European country Malta and is the second largest after the island of Malta itself within the archipelago. ... Human sexuality is the expression of sexual feelings. ... In Greek mythology, Nausinous was the son of Odysseus and either Circe or Calypso. ... For other uses, see Athena (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Zeus (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hermes (disambiguation). ... The Vatican Penelope: a Roman marble copy of an Early Classical 6th-century Greek work (Vatican Museums) For other uses, see Penelope (disambiguation). ...


The island of Gozo, part of the Maltese archipelago, has a long tradition that links it with the mythical figure of Calypso.[1] Gozo (Maltese: Għawdex) is an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, the island is part of the Southern European country Malta and is the second largest after the island of Malta itself within the archipelago. ...


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References

  1. ^ http://www.aboutmalta.com/grazio/calypsoisle.html
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