CALYPSO is a deity of silence. Which makes you wonder why Calypso music is so boisterous.
The daughter of ATLAS, she was one of the NYMPHS and lived on the island of Ogygia in a state of extreme loneliness and boredom.
She had a fling with the shipwrecked hero ODYSSEUS but it was a very quiet affair. He wasn’t that into her but his protests fell on deaf ears. When he was rescued by HERMES, the distraught CALYPSO apparently died of grief. We understand ODYSSEUS managed to keep the whole thing hushed up.
Article last updated on 06 August 2014
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Calypso: Greek Goddess of Silence (Greek mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 06 Aug. 2014. Web. 23 September 2014.