calypso (greek: kαλυψώ, kalypsō) was an oceanid in greek mythology, who lived on the island of ogygia, where she detained odysseus for several years. calypso enchants odysseus with her singing as she strolls to and fro across her weaving loom, with a golden shuttle. during this time they sleep together, although odysseus soon comes to wish for circumstances to change until he cannot be away from his wife penelope any longer and wants to go to calypso to tell her. his patron goddess athena asks zeus to order the release of odysseus from the island, and zeus orders the messenger hermes, to tell calypso to set odysseus free, for it was not his destiny to live with her forever. she angrily comments on how the gods hate for goddesses to have affairs with mortals, but eventually concedes, sending odysseus on his way after providing him with wine, bread, and the provisions to build a small raft.
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