Calipso Picture

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 imortality if he would remain with her. She detained him in her island for seven years and gave her four children, until at length she was obliged by the gods to allow him to continue his journey homewards...

From Homer's Odissey.

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