The New International Encyclopædia/Ogygia
OGYG′IA (Lat., from Gk. Ὠγυγίη, Ōgygiē). In Homer, the mythical island of Calypso, where she detained Odysseus. The word is originally an adjective, and describes the island as belonging to the sea-god Ogyges, whether identified with Oceanus or Poseidon. Later commentators tried to localize the island near Crete or Italy; in Homer its location is wholly indeterminate in the far West.