Definitions for ogygia

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ogygia

Freebase

  1. Ogygia

    Ogygia, is an island mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, Book V, as the home of the nymph Calypso, the daughter of the Titan Atlas, also known as Atlantis in ancient Greek. In Homer's Odyssey Calypso detained Odysseus on Ogygia for 7 years and kept him from returning to his home of Ithaca, wanting to marry him. Athena complained about Calypso's actions to Zeus, who sent the messenger Hermes to Ogygia to order Calypso to release Odysseus. Hermes is Odysseus's great grandfather on his mother's side, through Autolycos. Calypso finally, though reluctantly, instructed Odysseus to build a small raft, gave him food and wine, and let him depart the island. The Odyssey describes Ogygia as follows:

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ogygia

    a mythological island of Homeric legend, situated far off in the sea, and the home of the sorceress Calypso (q. v.).

Translation

Find a translation for the ogygia definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ogygia definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"ogygia." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ogygia>.

Are we missing a good definition for ogygia? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ogygia:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.