'For seven of the ten years Odysseus has spent wandering the Mediterranean Sea, he has been held captive by the goddess Calypso on her island."
"Zeus sends the god Hermes to tell Calypso to release Odysseus."
"Now face to face the magical Calypso recognized him, as all immortal gods know one another on sight--- though seeming strangers, far from home." "Calypso invites Hermes to her table for food and drink,asking why he has come. Hermes explains that he has brought with an order from Zeus ."
"Calypso must not detain Odysseus any longer but send him on his way home."
"O forlorn man, be still. Here you need to grieve no more;you need not feel your life consumed here; I have pondered it; and I shall help you go."
"Calypso agrees to offer Odysseus her advice about how to get home." "With Calypso's help, Odysseus builds a raft and sets out to sea."
"For 3 more days he is pummeled by storms and finally swims for the island. He makes it safely ashore and crawls to rest under some bushes."