More than happy Source: J. Kruegere ¡Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto! – Violeta Parra Odysseus, “man of many devices” ( polytropos ), had most of his epic adventures behind him three years after leaving Troy. Then, with all his ships having sunk and all his friends dead, he finds himself on the island of Ogygia, alone with the goddess Calypso , “she who conceals.” For seven years, he longs for his home, Ithaca, and he cries out to the gods for help. Zeus sends Hermes to instruct Calypso to let Odysseus go. She doesn't take it well, at first, for she loves Odysseus and she had promised him eternal life (and love) in her alluring company. Odysseus, being insistent and with the backing of the top Olympic brass, prevails. Calypso makes a raiment for him and allows him to build a raft, though not without warning him that if he only knew the troubles and griefs fate held in store for him, he might think better of his plan. There is a lot of psychology here, with the core question being why Odysseus chooses the way he does. It is easy to moralize the story and conclude that missing… Read full this story
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