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Calypso, in Greek mythology, was a daughter of Atlas, and dwelt in the island of Ogygia, on which Ulysses was wrecked. She threw by her charms a spell over the wily Greek, who was induced to remain with her. At last, after a period of seven years, he was enabled to tear himself away, Calypso herself dying of grief at his departure.