Hermes reaches Ogygia, Calypsos island, and is in total awe at the complete beauty of the isle because of the plentiful amount of ornate birds and foliage.
¨I have an order from Zeus that you, Calypso, must not detain Odysseus any longer but send him on his way home"(Homer 43). Hermes explains this to Calypso
Odysseus is sitting on the beach crying because he wants to go back home and see his wife and son but Calypso is keeping him on her island to use him because she loves him.
¨ O forlorn man, be still. Here you need grieve no more; you need not feel your life consumed here; I have pondered it, and I shall help you go...¨(Homer 56). Calypso tells Odysseus what Hermes told her and decides to help him go home.
¨ Son of Laertes, versatile Odysseus, after these years with me, you still desire your old home? Even so I wish you well¨(Homer 69). ¨My lady goddess, here is no cause for anger. My quite Penelope-how well I know-would seem a shade before your majesty, death and old age being unknown to you, while she must die. Yet it is true, each day I long for home, long for the sight of home...¨(Homer 81).
Calypso helps Odysseus build a raft and gathers supplies for his journey and sends him off because she knows it is the right thing to do.