Odysseus and Kalypso. The goddess presents a box of provisions for the hero’s voyage. The box is tied with a sash. The bearded Odysseus sits on a rock on the shore holding a sword and looking pensive. Athenian red-figure vase, c.
Greco-roman religion, mainly polytheistic and pagan. Greco-Roman religion centered around a group of all powerful deities that controlled daily life in all its aspects. In Greece, The main gods were the Olympians.
Odysseus and Calypso (Her name means “She Who Conceals") on the island of Ogygia. “Her ladyship Kalypso clung to him in her sea-hollowed caves— a nymph, immortal and most beautiful, who craved him for her own.” (translated by Robert Fitzgerald)
Gerard Valck | Mercurius gelast Calypso om Odysseus te laten vertrekken, Gerard Valck, 1694 - 1715 | Mercurius gelast Calypso om Odysseus te laten vertrekken. Rechts Amor met de wapenrusting van Odysseus.