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Calypso, ogygian nymph by immortalis Calypso, ogygian nymph by immortalis
Created 27 July 2004 (cleaning out my hard drive lol).

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Calypso was a nymph, the daughter of the Titan Atlas. She lived on the island of Ogygia. After the last of Odysseus' men had perished at sea, Odysseus himself was washed ashore on Ogygia, where Calypso became enamored of him, taking him as her lover and promising him immortality if he would stay with her. Odysseus refused her offer, wishing to return home to Ithaca and to his wife, Penelope. But Calypso refused to let him leave, and held him prisoner for seven years. Finally Athena complained of Odysseus' plight to Zeus, and Zeus sent Hermes to Ogygia to order Calypso to set Odysseus free. Calypso complied reluctantly, allowing Odysseus to construct a small boat and set sail from the island.
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SugareeAndSunshine Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
this is stunning
I adore greek mythology, she is one of my favourite dieties
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Darkmoon69 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
oh my this is so beautiful
I :heart: it!!! keep up the good work! :)
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immortalis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :)
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Darkmoon69 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
most welcome
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