Description Of Calypso In The Odyssey

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David McCray Calypso In the story The Odyssey, Calypso is an immortal goddess that lives a lonely life inside a cave on her own island. Odysseus ends up washed up on Calypso’s shore. She takes him in and keeps him there for seven years. He is sometimes a willing prisoner, but always longs to go back home to his wife Penelope. The goddess Athena favors Odysseus and asks Zeus to help free him. He sends Hermes to Calypso to tell her that Zeus demands her to release Odysseus. Calypso finally agrees to let him go, but tries to convince him to stay by telling him his life would be better off by becoming immortal. She also reminds him that Penelope could not possibly be as beautiful, interesting or desirable as her.
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