My current researches have led me to bump tangentially against the legend of Calypso. A minor Greek goddess...
|Henri Lehmann: Calypso (1869)|
|Cornelis van Poelenburgh - The Goddess Calypso Rescues Ulysses (1630)|
and then keeping him prisoner on her island of Ogygia for seven years as her sex-toy.
|Newell Convers Wyeth: Ulysses and Calypso (1929)|
Most accounts have Odysseus gloomily staring out to sea and sighing for his wife back home:
|Odysseus and Calypso - Arnold_Böcklin (1883)|
|Herbert James Draper: Calypso's Isle (1897)|
|Jan Styka: The Goddess Calypso Promises Immortality to Odysseus (1901)|
|Jan Brueghel the Elder - Odysseus and Calypso (1616)|
In fact I'm now rather obsessed with Mr Flint's work!