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In regards to The Odyssey, is Calypso a nymph or a goddess? Also, what is the...
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Calypso is both a nymph and a goddess. Nymphs were daughters of gods. The word "nymph" in Greek originally meant "bride" but later also meant "young woman." Sometimes nymphs refer specifically to dryads, or wood-nymphs; naiads, or river-nymphs; or nereids, or sea-nymphs. But in Calypso's case, as she is the daughter of Atlas and has the ability to offer Odysseus the magical gifts of immortality and eternal youth, she is both.
Posted by stefaniecpeters on November 4, 2009 at 1:32 PM (Answer #1)
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