Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth Second Edition


Sloth (Latin, Socordia) can entail different vices. While sloth is sometimes defined as physical laziness, spiritual laziness is emphasized. Failing to develop spiritually is the key to becoming guilty of sloth. In Christian faith, sloth rejects grace and God. Sloth has also been defined as a failure to do things that one should do. By this definition, evil exists when good men fail to act.
Calypso is a lovely seductress, a queen, and a goddess. She is the daughter of Atlas, Titan of the West and Lord of Endurance and Tethys, a Titaness and sea goddess. She is described as being a kind and sweet 'minor goddess'. She lives and rule an island called "Ogygia" (pronounced Oh-jee-jee-ah).
Sometime after Zeus defeated the Titans, Calypso send to the island Ogygia west of Greece. Ogygia is a phantom island that exists everywhere and nowhere. It was designed as the prison for Calypso. It is a very gorgeous place, where there are invisible servants and a beautiful garden, made by Calypso herself. Time moves differently there. She was frequently visited by sea-deities such as the Oceanides and the Nereids.
Every hundred 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." (It can be inferred that they send injured male heroes, like Odysseus.) All the heroes sent to her attract her, so she falls in love with them. But the Fates are cruel, and they always send someone who will break her heart, and never stay.
One of theses sailors was King Odysseus of Ithaca. Upon failing to honor the god Poseidon at Troy and blinded his son (long story), Odysseus had been condemned to wander the Mediterranean without reaching home. After losing his ship to Scylla and Charybdis, Odysseus was found shipwrecked on Ogygia by Calypso who loved him and nursed him to health, but after seven years, he soon began pining to return home. Calypso preferred to keep him as a lover, but the god Hermes implored her to release Odysseus to return home to his wife. Calypso accepts this command and gives Odysseus the supplies he needs to make a raft home. She then allows him to sail away.
The reason I chosen Calypso as a story for sloth is the she represent temptation that delay or block a person’s goal. She want to lure your goals.


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