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Calypso and Circe, Important Women of Homer's Odyssey

Calypso is the daughter of the Titan Atlas. As punishment for her support of her father in the First Titanomachy , she was banished to Ogygia , a remote island where different heroes whom she could not help but fall in love with would end up, examples being Odysseus and Percy Jackson. However, none of those heroes whom she falls for would ever be able to stay with her. Once she left her island with Leo, she gave up Titan-hood and is currently a mortal, but was later revealed to have regained her magical powers. She is currently in a relationship with Leo Valdez.

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The two goddesses with whom Odysseus has extended affairs are similar in that Circe is a devastatingly beautiful goddess-enchantress and Calypso is a devastatingly beautiful goddess-nymph; but they contrast in their motives toward and treatment of Odysseus. After Odysseus following Hermes' advice initially conquers Circe, she does everything she can to help him. In addition to releasing the spell that turned his men into swine, she is such an excellent hostess and lover to Odysseus that his men must talk him into going on with the journey a full year later. Even then, Circe helps the Greeks with supplies and advice. Calypso, on the other hand, is an egocentric, dominating goddess who holds Odysseus captive for seven years in hopes of marrying him. When he resists and is liberated by Hermes under orders from Zeus, Calypso offers him immortality if he will stay.

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One of Oceanides sea nymphs, Calypso was the daughter of the Titan god Atlas and her mother was Tethys. The Greek myth of Calypso and Odysseus Ulysses is full of intrigue and moments of seduction. Calypso, in Greek mythology, seduced Odysseus and kept him for years away from his wife, Penelope, until Athena intervened; eventually Calypso had to let him go and even helped him to build his boat. She has both negative and positive connotation in Greek mythology: as a concealer and seductress, Calypso is a negative symbol, but as a rescuer she is a positive one. She is always compared with Penelope and thus ended up being a force of diversion and distraction.

Quote 1: "'My word, how mortals take the gods to task! All their afflictions come from us, we hear. And what of their own failings? Greed and folly double the suffering in the lot of man. See how Aigisthos, for his double portion, stole Agamemnon's wife and killed the soldier on his homecoming day. And yet Aigisthos knew what doom lay in this.

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