Calypso (mythology)

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In Greek mythology, Calypso (/kəˈlɪps/; Greek: Καλυψώ, "she who conceals")[1] was a nymph who lived on the island of Ogygia, where, according to Homer's Odyssey, she detained Odysseus for seven years. She promised Odysseus immortality if he would stay with her, but Odysseus preferred to return home.

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Detail from Calypso receiving Telemachus and Mentor in the Grotto by William Hamilton
Personal information
ParentsAtlas or
Oceanus and Tethys
SiblingsPleiades, Hyades, Hyas or the Oceanids and the Potamoi
ConsortOdysseus, Hermes
ChildrenBy some accounts Latinus, by others Nausithous and Nausinous, the Cephalonians