Apr 3, 2014

C is for Calypso #atozchallenge


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Unknown Greek Myth #3: Calypso

Calypso was a daughter of the Titan, Atlas, and a nymph who gave shelter to the Greek hero Odysseus when he became shipwrecked during his travels after the Trojan war. She fell in love with him and kept him with her on her island for seven years. But eventually, at the request of the gods, she let him go.
The name Calypso means "to veil" and so it was suggested that she was actually a goddess of death. So when she set Odysseus free, it was kind of like saying he escaped death. 


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5 comments:

  1. Calypso sounds familiar, but I don't think I've heard many stories with her in them.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
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    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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    1. That's because there aren't any! At least, none that I've read and I've read a lot of Greek myth books!

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  2. Visiting from A to Z! Love your theme idea. I really want to learn more about Greek mythology--I will have to visit again to learn more. Inspirefly

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  3. Was Calypso one of the characters in Pirates of the Caribbean?

    I didn't know she was a death goddess. That's pretty cool, actually! Learning so much in my AtoZ travels! :)

    I'm participating in AtoZ, too.
    See you around!
    ~Andi-Roo
    @TheWorld4Realz
    TheWorld4Realz.com

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  4. or "pulling the wool over on him" :P A veil can hide things...and Calypso sure did do that to Odysseus
    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

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