Greek - A sea-goddess, goddess of silence. One of the Oceanids. Daughter of Atlas, Neleus or Oceanus. Mother of Nausinous and Nausithous. By Odysseus, some say. Mother of Auson by Atlas or Odysseus, some say. She sometimes acted as messenger of the gods. She saved Odysseus when his ship, homeward bound from the siege of Troy, was wrecked on her island, Ogygia, and kept him virtually captive for seven years until the gods made her release him to continue his homeward journey. When his son Telemachus came to Ogygia in search of his father, Calypso tried unsuccessfully to keep him as her lover. Sometimes called Calypso, Kalupso, Kalupso, Kalypso or Kalypso.

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