There was a meeting of the gods on Mount Olympus and Athena was arguing that they should help Odysseus. Through her arguments, she convinced Zeus to send his son Hermes to Ogygia to save Odysseus from Calypso. Calypso knew that it was a bad idea to go against Zeus, so she agreed to follow the directions of Hermes. She released Odysseus and gave him supplies and a raft, but she did not sent him with an escort.
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