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Aren't you the god of ranged weapons? Throw the Tots!

–Calypso talking to Apollo, in The Dark Prophecy.

Calypso was a third generation Titaness, a daughter of Atlas. As punishment for her support in the First Titanomachy, she was banished to Ogygia, a remote island where different heroes whom she couldn't help but fall in love with would end up. None of those heroes whom she falls for would ever be able to stay with her. Calypso was rescued by Leo Valdez after the Second Giant War ended. Once she left her island, she gave up Titan-hood and is currently a mortal, but eventually regained her magical powers. Calypso is the girlfriend of Leo Valdez.


​​​​​​Early life

Atlas, her father.

Calypso was born from Atlas and his grandmother Tethys. Though her parents never married, she developed a very close relationship with her father.

First Titan War

When the First Titan War began, Calypso was the only of her sisters to help her father, uncles, and cousins to fight against the gods. Though the Titans initially had the upper hand in the battles, since they were very skilled and much more experienced warriors, the gods quickly became skilled and experienced warriors as well, and with the help of their new extremely powerful weapons (Zeus' Master Bolt, Poseidon's Trident, and Hades' Helm of Darkness) and the aid of the Elder Cyclopes the gods finally prevailed.

During the final battle, Zeus and his siblings ascended to Mount Olympus (the tallest mountain in Greece after Mount Othrys), used his Master Bolt to shear off the top of Mount Othrys, and hurled Kronos from his black throne, defeating the Titan King. Shortly thereafter, the gods invaded the ruins of Mount Orthys, and finally overwhelmed the remaining Titans. In the aftermath of the battle, the Titans were all chained up by the Elder Cyclopes, after which the Hekatonkheires forced them to kneel before the gods. Only Kronos' mighty former second-in-command, Calypso's father, received a different punishment, as he was forced to hold up the sky while being chained to the ruins of Mount Othrys.

As punishment for her support of the Titans, Calypso was imprisoned in the phantom island Ogygia by the Fates. She cannot leave the island, but others can. As Hera felt pity, the gods gave Calypso several servants and will come to visit her every so often to bring the word of the outside world. Every thousand years or so, the gods of Olympus will send Calypso a "companion" (hero) to Ogygia so that Calypso will "tend to him and befriend him." All the heroes sent to her attract her, so she falls in love with them, but they will never stay and will end up breaking her heart.

The Odyssey

Calypso was the absolute ruler of the isle of Ogygia, where she imprisons the Greek hero Odysseus to make him her immortal husband. According to The Battle of the Labyrinth, Odysseus is content at first with Calypso, but he soon becomes unwilling to stay with her. According to Homer, Calypso kept Odysseus io her island for seven years until Odysseus wished to return to his wife, Penelope, the queen of Ithaca.

Odysseus' patron goddess, Athena, asks Zeus to release Odysseus. Zeus complies and sends Hermes to tell Calypso to set Odysseus free. Calypso begrudgingly accepts this command and gives Odysseus the supplies he needs to make a raft home. Her winds allowed the hero to sail away to his destination safely. Unknown to Calypso, when he is an old man, Odysseus tries to find a way back to her, but his astrolabe lacks a vital crystal from Ogygia to make it work.

Meeting lovers

Several centuries after Odysseus arrived on Ogygia, Calypso's companion was an English pirate named Drake, who was possibly Sir Francis Drake. He was loved by Calypso as well and was attracted to her, though he ultimately chose to part with her to be with his wife, Elizabeth Sydenham.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Sea of Monsters

Calypso is briefly mentioned by Circe as being a powerful sorceress, along with Medea. [1]

The Battle of the Labyrinth

After Percy causes an eruption at Mount Saint Helens, Hera sends him to the island of Ogygia (pronounced /ɔː.ɡy.ɡí.a/), where Calypso was located. Calypso nursed Percy back to health, but he at first was unsure of her as she and the island were both very beautiful, and in his experience, places like that are usually traps. She did admit that she was the daughter of Atlas, but said she wouldn't hurt him and let him roam around the island. One night when they were eating dinner, Percy asked her why Calypso always pulled away when they were having a nice time and why she refuses to enjoy herself. She tears up when she looked at him. She was about to finish telling him her story when Hephaestus showed up. He told them what was going on back in civilization and left after a short time.​​​​​​ Percy realized that as much as he wanted to stay, he had to go back to Camp Half-Blood eventually to help his friends. Calypso was saddened by the news and explained to Percy that she was cursed to stay on Ogygia forever by the gods because she supported her father in the First Titan War. She is also cursed to have heroes wash up on her island, wounded or hurt for her to heal. However, the people that landed on her island were always people she would fall in love with, but they would never be able to stay with her. Calypso reluctantly offers Percy the chance to stay with her on Ogygia, where he would be immortal. Though Percy hated to refuse, he did because his friends needed his help and he had many duties elsewhere. Accepting his choice, Calypso makes him a magical raft and sends him off, asking him to take one of her magical plants, moonlace, which has a delicious smell, with him and plant a garden for her, which he did. As he was leaving on the raft he stated that Calypso would always be his biggest "what if".

The Last Olympian

Calypso is mentioned in the book. The moonlace she gave Percy appears again in the windowsill of his apartment. He said that the moonlace "bloomed like crazy" under his mother's care. Calypso is mentioned when Prometheus asks Percy to surrender. Prometheus said not all Titan offspring were bad, such as Calypso. Percy replied to that, saying Calypso was different.

After the Battle of Manhattan, Percy makes a request to the gods that Calypso along with any other peaceful Titans who didn't fight in the original war be allowed amnesty and be freed, pointing out that their treatment by the gods was what caused some of them to switch sides. Although, the gods being gods, they never did take Calypso off of Ogygia.

The Heroes of Olympus

The House of Hades

Calypso is first mentioned when Percy Jackson is forced to fight a number of Arai in Tartarus. The arai make curses real when they are destroyed, revealing that Calypso had cursed Annabeth for being Percy's love interest at the time. When Annabeth Chase destroyed one of the arai, she began to wonder why Percy left her. Percy tried to tell her he was right there, but every time he got close, she would be transported away. As Percy takes on more curses and becomes too weak to stand, he feels bad about how poor a friend he had been and feels that he should have made sure the gods had freed her from Ogygia after the Second Titan War, which they didn't.

Later, Leo lands on her island after being blasted from the Argo II. At first, she despises Leo because of his scruffy looks and believes that the gods are mocking her by sending him to her island. After the two become angry at each other and argue, Leo builds a small hut far enough away from Calypso so that she couldn't see him, but close enough where Calypso could continue to bring him food. After Leo finds some Celestial Bronze and begins working on a way to navigate off the island, Calypso visits him to yell about all the noise he is making from his makeshift forge and how he is scaring away the birds. However she brings him some food and tells him to eat, as he hasn't eaten in two days. Later she visits again, bringing him a recreated set of his favorite clothes, except these were fireproof so Leo couldn't burn them like he had with the other clothes Calypso had made him. Leo comments that she is warming up to him, but she claims she is returning a favor for all the things on her island he had fixed during his time there. She begins to take an interest in one of his projects and helps Leo get it to work with her magic after Leo sets his shirt on fire when he turns it on. The two watch a vision in the device of Camp Half-Blood preparing for battle, Camp Jupiter soldiers being attacked by the Kerkopes, and Reyna trying desperately to reach Rome, with Calypso believing that Reyna is Leo's girlfriend, which he says she isn't.

When the machine stops and Leo tries to get it started again, the primordial Earth Goddess Gaea appears before the two. She taunts Leo until Calypso steps in and tells Gaea she is not welcome on her island. Gaea turns her attention to her and offers Calypso a chance to join her, as Ogygia will be destroyed when she remakes the world. She tells Calypso that all she needs to do is kill Leo and she will free her from her island. Calypso refuses as Ogygia is not only her prison, but her home and she banishes Gaea from it.

Calypso then spends every moment trying to help Leo build a ship to escape her island so that he can stop Gaea. She even makes a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, thinking they are more practical after making Leo so many pairs. As the two bond, Leo offers Calypso the option of leaving with him, but she refuses as it would destroy any chance Leo has of escaping. They continue to work and Leo is so impressed that he offers Calypso a job if she ever leaves her island. The two joke about how they could open a shop called "Leo and Calypso's Garage: Auto Repair and Mechanical Monsters," which would not only fix machines, but sell fruit, vegetables, cider, and stew.

As Leo begins plans on a boat, he admits that he plans on coming back with Festus in order to spring Calypso from her island. Calypso says he can't as the rule is that no one person can visit Ogygia twice, but Leo isn't convinced, believing he can use a crystal from her island to navigate back; as he can't start Leo and Calypso’s Auto Repair without Calypso. Just then the magic raft appears and Calypso forces Leo onto it before it vanishes. Leo makes the connection that the raft only appears to take away people Calypso is in love with, but she says she still hates him. Leo tries to promise her that he will return, but she cuts him off with a kiss, not wanting to hear Leo's promise. After the kiss however, Leo makes an oath on the River Styx that he will return.

The Blood of Olympus

Leo works on returning to Ogygia to rescue Calypso as he had promised, completing Odysseus' Astrolabe and setting a twenty-four hour timer upon it.

After Leo is resurrected by Festus with the Physician's Cure, he arrives at Ogygia thanks to Festus successfully finding the island using the astrolabe. Leo is greeted by Calypso who is standing on the beach, wearing jeans and a white blouse. She comments that he is late. After helping Leo up from his fall, Calypso kisses him. After Leo asks her if she wanted to get off of Ogygia, she steps back, raises her hand and her invisible servants bring two suitcases and set them at her feet. They soon got on Festus, with Calypso's arms around Leo's waist, and they soar into the unknown.

Between the Series

She and Leo were wandering the winds for the past six months until Festus picked up a signal from Harley's homing beacon.

The Trials of Apollo

The Hidden Oracle

She and Leo arrive at Camp Half-Blood after Nero's attack on the camp. She and Leo agree to join Apollo on his quest to become a god again.

The Dark Prophecy

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Calypso, along with the rest of the group, lands on the capital building in Indianapolis. They land before a woman named Nanette approached them and took hold of Apollo after identifying the former god. The woman grabbed Apollo before the former immortal sorceress punched her in the head, resulting in the woman's head to be revealed as a metal fake and Calpyso to break her hand. Leo ran over to her before finding out she was a Blemmyae working for Triumvirate Holdings calling for back up. She attacks Nanette again with a kick, resulting in the blemmyae to be disoriented and her breaking her ankle. Leo and Apollo helped her walk as the three retreated into an alley way where a ghost was pointing them somewhere, but they are quickly corned by their headless hunters. When Leo has a plan, she helps Apollo distract the blemmyae by acting as chorus to his story, mostly in the form of insults. She is aided on the bulldozer and the three make a break for it. As Nanette is about to kill them she herself is killed by a stray arrow. A woman comes to their aide as she takes out all the blemmyae. She introduces her self as Emmie and states that Calypso looks like her half-sister and takes them to the Waystation.

After arriving she was lead by Emmie to the infirmary. Several hours later she is good as new and watching the fallen god have a vision. They gather around a table as Agamethus tries to tell them something. When the trio learned that Emmie and Josephine's adoptive daughter Georgie has been taken by the emperor she sands her condolences. As they prepare and eat lunch, Emmie and Josephine talk about what has happened to the Waystation's inhabitants and their daughter. A noise is coming from the roof, the former hunters go to investigate and tell their guests to stay put. Apollo explains to her and Leo the ritual for seeing Trophious. When Leo says he will get Festus she scolds him. Moments later the two find Apollo trapped in a net by the net goddess Britomartis. The goddess tell she them that she wants them to free her griffins in three days time or they will never save Georgiana. She tells her and Apollo to head to the city's zoo while Leo works in defenses. After telling the ex hunters what Britomartis told them they had their guests do chore days with her planting with Emmie before they send her and the boys to separate wings for the night. At first light she wakes Apollo to head to the zoo to free the griffins.

As they make their way to the Indianapolis Zoo she tells Apollo to ask his arrow, which they learn to look by a train and have tatter tots. They argue about their mortal status along the way. When they reach the zoo they find a directory pointing them to the train but hear Lityerses and others coming towards them. She pulls him towards a near by cafe to hide. She picks the lock with a Bobbi pin and she and Apollo hide in the cafe. They find the griffin tatters in a locked freezer she easily opened and she finds the train ride on a map. They hear Lityerese order one of his men to stay by the cafe and they wonder how to get past him. They make their way towards the train but are cornered by Germanus by the reptile house. She scares them off with fake magic. They reach the train station only to find Lityerses blocking their way and calling for backup. He teases her for being Leo's girlfriend and Apollo pulls her out of the way when he is crushed by vegetation. They board the train and locate the monster enclosure. They then find the griffins, open their enclosure and sing an ancient duet to calm them. She feeds the female while Apollo feeds the male before Lityerses appears behind them. As Lityrses is about to kill them, Meg McCaffrey arrives and fends him off. After she and Apollo mount the griffins and he releases all the other monsters, and forces the net on the ceiling away to the astonishment of both former immortals. She passes out right after that, and Apollo and Meg escorts her to Waystation.

Calypso and Apollo saving the gryphons of the Waystation.

She is feint when she arrives and is taken to the infirmary by Leo and Josephine. It is later revealed that Calypso's magic was Britomartis' doing, to the anger of Leo and Apollo. However, Josephine claims she can help restore her magic. She is told to stay behind when Apollo, Leo, and Meg infiltrate Commodus's palace.

When the released prisoners made their way to the Waystation she handed out refreshments and medical supplies. She took a notepad when Georgie was on the Throne of Memory. She managed to perform minor feats of magic, such as moving a mug across a table. But she feels it will be a while before she gets her full powers back, assuming they survive the mornings attack. After speaking with Emmie and Josephine, she and Leo have decided to stay at the Waystation.

Halfway through the battle she, Josephine, Thalia, and Lit were at a standstill while Commodus had Leo, Emmie and Georgie hostage. After Apollo blinds Commodus and his men and the others take out his guards, Calypso summons a blast of air and pushes the god emperor out of the Waystation. They could not find the god emperor and neither could their search parties. She then aided in the cleaning and attended Heloise's funeral.

She and Josephine decipher some of the prophecy over dinner, she objects to Leo warning Camp Jupiter alone of the attack on their camp. The next morning she is arguing with him about what to pack.

The Tower of Nero

Calypso and Leo are mentioned to be going through a bit of a rough patch in their relationship, but both Reyna and Apollo are sure that they are going to work it out. Leo reveals that Calypso is attending a mortal high school and actually enjoys it. For the summer, she's working as a counselor at a band camp for regular mortal kids who are practicing music and stuff.




Atlas, her father.

Though her parents never married, Calypso developed a close relationship with her father. Despite her father being ruthless to his enemies, she still loves him. She was the only of his daughters to help her father fight against the gods.

Love Interests

Love will make you do crazy things. Or, more accurately, being trapped on a deserted island for centuries will make you do crazy things.


Leo Valdez, her boyfriend.

Don't push your luck, Leo Valdez; I still hate you.

–Calypso to Leo Valdez, in The House of Hades

In The House of Hades, Leo lands on Calypso's island, as the gods had not seen to Percy's wish of setting her free from Ogygia, her cursed home. Although Leo and Calypso do not get along very well when they first meet, when he works to escape, she turns out to be a great help and they become friends. They also share a kiss just before Leo leaves. Leaving Ogygia, Leo doubts that he really is "in love with an immortal girl" and that Calypso is in love with him. He then swears upon the River Styx that he will come back for Calypso. When he returns to the world, it is clear that he misses Calypso: Jason notices that he has lost most of his nervous energy and has the same heartbroken expression that he saw from Nico.

In The Blood of Olympus, Leo is obsessed with returning to Calypso after he has defeated Gaea. Once Gaea is gone, he returns to Ogygia using Odysseus' Astrolabe and takes Calypso back into the mortal world.

In The Hidden Oracle, the two return to Camp Half-Blood six months later where Calypso is revealed to have been rendered mortal and powerless by leaving Ogygia.

In The Dark Prophecy, Leo and Calypso accompany Apollo on his quest and become interested in life at the Waystation where Calypso begins learning how to regain her magic. Leo and Calypso decide to stay at the Waystation and attend mortal high school together.

In The Tower of Nero, Calypso is working at a mortal summer camp and its stated that she and Leo are having some problems. However, Reyna is sure that they will work it out when Calypso returns at the end of the summer.

Percy Jackson, her good friend and former romantic interest.

Calyso first met when Percy was stranded on Ogygia. She had healed Percy after he was severely weakened at Mount Saint Helens. Percy later learns about her punishment for helping her father Atlas. She asks him to join her and live with her forever where he would become immortal, but he turns her down, even though it would save him from the Great Prophecy (if he had stayed on the island, he would never turn 16).

Calypso was in love with Percy, who felt very attracted to her and liked her as well. He considered her more beautiful than Aphrodite, "but I wouldn't say that out loud or she'd blast me to ashes,". In The Last Olympian, Percy requested that the Olympians show leniency to the Titans who did not support Kronos, freeing Calypso from her prison. Percy has even stated, that for as long as he lived, she would always be his biggest "what-if". However, like all other heroes that land on her island, Percy had to leave her for others (in this case, for the safety of his friends and family), which too was part of her punishment.

In The House of Hades, it is revealed that when Percy made the gods swear to free her from her prison, she was forgotten and stayed trapped on Ogygia. She blamed the gods for this, but also Percy's best friend and girlfriend, Annabeth, as she thought it was Annabeth's fault she was alone. Although she cursed Annabeth for it, Percy didn't blame her but instead blamed himself for not ensuring that the gods freed her from her island. In The Hidden Oracle, Percy and her have an awkward reunion and hug. Leo, Calypso, and Percy spend time together for most of the day before Percy has to leave.

Francis Drake was an English sea captain, privateer and politician who ended up at Ogygia at some point in his life. Like all other of Calypso's lovers, he left for his wife, Elizabeth Sydenham.

Calypso fell in love with the clever Odysseus after he washed up in Ogygia during his trip back to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. However, Odysseus left to return to his wife, Penelope, and their son, Telemachus.

It's suggested that Odysseus regretted leaving Calypso and wanted to return to her as his biggest what-if. As an old man, Odysseus builds an astrolabe to locate the island again. However, he needs a crystal from Calypso's cave on Ogygia to make it work and he didn't take one with him, preventing Odysseus from being able to return to her.


Apollo, a god she quested with.

Apollo and Calypso knew each other from Olympus and had old drama with each other, with Apollo voting to have her stay on Ogygia and not freeing her from the island after Percy requested. Apollo even made a petition against freeing her to to drama they'd had. Due to that, she developed bitter feelings for the god. However, Apollo thought she was beguiling and extremely beautiful.

Calypso and Apollo met again in The Hidden Oracle, and he thought she was still beautiful but thought it wasn't fair she retained her divine beauty from being a Titaness. But he felt sympathy for the sorceress and could relate to losing powers. But he was also secretly relieved she didn't have powers, because she couldn't turn him into a tree frog or order her servants to toss him off of the Athena Parthenos. Apollo thought Calypso had an easiness and Grace inside her he could not fathom, and that she was courageous for willingly becoming mortal. Calypso asked Apollo how she could help him with his quest, and Apollo started sucking up to her, saying he had meant to visit her and she was kind and forgiving, but Calypso told him to spare her, and that she's only helping him because her boyfriend, Leo Valdez, wanted to help him. Later, Apollo said it seemed wrong for them to help him because how they risked their lives to get to Camp, and Calypso said perhaps he had changed, though he wasn't handsome as before, and hadn't lost his big head. Calypso agreed with Apollo soon after that singing is good for the soul, and offered to teach him how to harmonize for the campfire.

In The Dark Prophecy, Apollo and Calypso had been questing with each other for six weeks with Leo and Festus. Their relationship was strained, and Apollo didn't particularly like Calypso. Calypso and Apollo argued when Calypso said that Godly Positioning Systems aren't a real thing, and was angry at him when he suggested they get off of Festus when she already had. Apollo replied that maybe if her visions were more helpful he would listen to her, and she cursed at him in ancient Minoan. But he didn't want to leave her behind when she broke her ankle. The two also collaborated to distract the Blemmyae while Leo went into a bulldozer, and Calypso helped tell them his story, calling him "Most Worthless of Teens". She said he had the breath of poison, which made him want to push her into a nearby flower bed. She also hates when he says his limericks. Apollo even thought about leaving her behind to die with the blemmyae.

Apollo and Calypso were both angry when Britomartis decided fo make them go on a quest to the Indianapolis Zoo together, and Apollo said they didn’t get along, and wondered how she could help him without powers. He thought she was clueless about modern life and he thought it was unfair he was questing with someone as foolish as he was. The next morning, they departed on their quest, and Calypso was angry that he forgot that Trophonius was his child, and said the size of his brain was very small. She then told him to stop being such a gluotos, which means buttocks. When they arrived at the zoo, Apollo was angry that she didn't have powers anymore and told her so, and Calypso said she wished he could teleport them, and Apollo said he could see why he trapped her on Ogygia for 3,000 years. Apollo then yelled at her for being ungrateful for her island, and said she was just as bad as Hemithea for giving up her immortality, and that his plight was worse than hers. This upsetted her and and Apollo thought of apologizing, but he decided against it. They cooperated well and bonded while getting Heloise and Abelard, and sang a duet. As they sang, Apollo realized that Calypso's plight on Ogygia is worse than his present predicament, and felt guilty about not letting her off the island. He thought about apologizing, but he knew it was too late and that there was no going back. After the duet and Lityerses advanced on them, Apollo told her she wasn't as bad as he originally thought and Calypso reassured him that they wouldn't die, since that would deprive her of killing him later. He was also grateful to her when she wanted to rescue Meg McCaffrey after barely knowing her.

After that, Apollo and Calypso began considering each other as friends. She helped him when Georgina gave him a message from Trophonius on the Throne of Memory, and pointed out that it was not a prophecy, it was a message. Calypso also said it made sense for Georgina to be his daughter. At dinner, Apollo was concerned about her magic and if it was returning. That night, Calypso and Leo invited Apollo to talk with them and told them they were staying at the Waystation in Indianapolis, and was shocked but supportive when Calypso said she wanted to go to a mortal high school. Calypso was worried about leaving Apollo alone, but he reassured her that he had Meg by his side, even though he would miss her and Leo. Calypso also promised she wasn't going to drop off the radar completely. Apollo was emotional on how much they cared for him and he said he appreciated them, and they were great friends. Calypso was teary eyed and told him to not get carried away, and that he was still annoying, and Apollo replied that she was still a pain in the gluotos, making Calypso smirk. Calypso smirked at Apollo the next day when Georgina didn't need Apollo in her life. Calypso refused to say goodbye to Apollo the next day because she knew she would see him soon.

In The Tower of Nero, Apollo went to the Waystation to visit her and Leo, but she was at band camp. Apollo asked Leo how she was and could tell things were complicated between the two.

Hemithea, one of the two caretakers he stays with when in Indianapolis.

Calypso meets Emmie when she saves her, Apollo, and the Blemmyae and takes her to the Waystation, and to the infirmary, where she heals her wounds. Calypso and Emmie later plant together. Calypso currently lives with Emmie, as she convinced her to live at the Waystation with her and Jo.

Emmie thinks that Calypso looks like Zoë Nightshade, Calypso's half sister and her old friend.

Josephine, one of the two care takers she stays with in Indianapolis.

Calypso meets Josephine in The Dark Prophecy. When Calypso faints from getting her magic back, Josephine takes her to the infirmary and helps her restore her magic. Because of her efforts, by the next day, Calypso can perform minor feats of magic. Jo also convinces Calypso to stay with her at The Waystation.

Hephaestus, a god who visited her on Ogygia.

Calypso and Hephaestus seem to be on good terms. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Calypso says that Hephaestus visits her from time to time on Ogygia.


As seen in The Battle of the Labyrinth, Calypso is kindhearted, and caring. She has a warm heart, revealing that even if her father was ruthless to his enemies, she still loves him and has no anger toward the gods despite their actions.

Calypso is very down to earth, understanding why the gods decided to trapping her on her island. She shows a level of curiosity, asking Percy about how the world has changed in the time she has been trapped and feels bad that there is a place where flowers cannot grow, like New York City.

However, Calypso can be feisty and rebellious. She didn't like the fact that she had to fall in love because the gods wanted to punish her. She was very shy around visitors to her island as anyone that arrives there is someone she would fall in love with, causing her to hide her feelings. In The House of Hades, Calypso was angered for still being trapped on the island despite the gods promising to release her. As a result of this, she was hostile to Leo at first when he lands at her island. She tells him she doesn't like being told what to do and is shown to be harder, more blunt and sarcastic than before.


She wasn't trying to be beautiful and didn't even care about that. She just was.

Percy Jackson, talking about Calypso in The Battle of the Labyrinth

Calypso was described to have cinnamon-smelling caramel hair that was braided over one shoulder, dark almond-shaped eyes, and a face that appeared to be timeless. According to Percy, it was difficult to tell whether she was 15 or 16 due to her timeless features, but he found her to be "twice as brilliant" as the stars, and far more beautiful than even Aphrodite herself, for she seemed more natural. In The Odyssey, Calypso was described to be a "goddess of strange beauty". Aphrodite's husband, Hephaestus, acknowledged Calypso's beauty, as shown by his compliment of her.

In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Calypso wore a white sleeveless Greek dress with a low circular neckline trimmed in gold, and seemed to radiate a natural glow in the moonlight.

In The House of Hades, Calypso makes a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt for herself, as it is better suited for manual labor.

In The Hidden Oracle, Apollo acknowledged Calypso's beauty, describing her as "beguiling". When he saw her in the flesh, he observed that though she had become a full mortal about his current teenage age, she still retained her otherworldly beauty - her eyes were still dark and intelligent, and she had neither flab nor acne. The only difference was that instead of a chiton, Calypso wore modern jeans, a white blouse, and a shocking-pink ski jacket.


As the daughter of the Titans Atlas and Tethys, Calypso was "a goddess of strange power". It is implied through Apollo's slight fear of her that she might be an extremely powerful being, especially given her eons of magical practice and how she is older than the gods themselves.

  • Mystiokinesis: Calypso can cast and manipulate powerful magic, though her ability is less powerful than Hecate. Her magic is mainly directed through song. After leaving her island, Calypso lost all of her powers and became mortal. However, in The Dark Prophecy, she regained her ability to cast magic with the help of a jump start from Britomartis and subsequent training from Josephine. Britomartis suggests that Calypso never lost her magic at all, but simply lost control of it once she left the island. She once mentioned that if she had her full magic, she could throw Apollo across Indianapolis.​​​​​
    • Vitakinesis: Calypso possesses healing powers. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, she nursed Percy back to health though singing a song of enchantment.
      • Immortality Bestowal: Calypso can grant the gifts of immortality and eternal youth to whoever she chooses. In The Odyssey, she offered Odysseus an "'immortal life, exempt from age and woe" if he would give up his mortal family and stay with her instead.​​​​​​
    • Aerokinesis: Calypso can control and manipulate the the air to certain extent. In The Odyssey, she provided Odysseus with "'a gentle breeze" to ensure that the weather and sea remained safe enough for him to sail to his desired destination. Apollo mentioned in The Dark Prophecy that she had control over wind spirits, such as her invisible spirits on her island. She later summons enough wind spirits to reassemble the glass shards of the Waystation's rose window, but she promptly collapsed from the effort.
    • Technokinesis: Calypso can construct and manipulate technology through magic, such as active machines. Leo describes her as the most intuitive girl he had ever met, surpassing his siblings and mastering mechanics within moments despite never being exposed previously.
    • Telekinesis: With the help of a jump start from Britomartis, Calyspo was able to blast a net upwards at great force in The Dark Prophecy.
    • Curses: As hinted in The House of Hades, Calypso can cast powerful curses. She cursed Annabeth to feel alone, as Percy had done to her once. Although only the arai made the curse real so this hints to a curse that's not magical but a curse in its traditional sense, calling harm for someone which the arai turns to reality. In The Dark Prophecy, Calypso pretended to give a curse to Apollo which Apollo did recognize as a bunch of gestures he would not have appreciated when he was a god. Plenty of her enemies throughout The Dark Prophecy were afraid or at least, wary, that Calypso might cast curses upon them which hints that she once had the tremendous power to do so as seen when both Lityerses and Commodus kept an eye on her when they encountered the sorceress-Titaness.
    • Prophecy: Through her magic, she can see the past.
  • Territorial Jurisdiction (formerly): Through the curse of the gods, Calypso was the absolute ruler of Ogygia. She could banish powerful beings like Gaea from her island and call the magical raft to allow her visitors to leave, except for herself.
  • Weaving: In The Odyssey, Calypso is once mentioned to be weaving at her loom with "a golden shuttle". In The Dark Prophecy, she mentioned that she spent literally thousands of years practicing at the loom. In The House of Hades, Calypso makes several outfits because Leo keeps burning his up.
    • Lock-Picking: As shown in The Dark Prophecy, Calypso has the ability to undo any lock using pins, since it wasn't too different from weaving thread in a loom, according to her.
  • Multilingualism: Calypso demonstrated numerous times that she is able to speak, understand, and communicate in a variety of languages, including Ancient Greek, Minoan, and English.
  • Gardening: Perhaps her greatest skill, Calypso is a passionate and heavily experienced gardener, including rare flowers like moonlace.
  • Immortality (formerly): As a Titan, Calypso used to be immortal, living for thousands of years. However, she lost this ability following her departure from Ogygia and is now fully mortal.


  • Calypso is a moon orbiting Saturn (planet) that was discovered in 1980 and is named after her.
  • Calypso is said to have children with Odysseus, as stated by Hesiod, Apollodorus and Homer, though they aren't mentioned in the series.
  • In some versions of the Greek tales, first claimed by Hyginus in Fabulae it is noted that Calypso dies because of her heart suffering in the absence of Odysseus.

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