The ogygian Islands are not far distant from the haven of Sammalo.
It must be remembered that it was the ogygian deluge which was said to have been partial and to have inundated Attica.
Whenever Athens, or any other Greek city, is spoken of with any peculiar reverence, it is called “ogygian.”
More sad and more despairing than Ulysses on the ogygian shore, he too wasted away with home-sickness.
1843, "of great antiquity or age," from Greek Ogygos, name of a mythical Attic or Boeotian king who even in classical times was thought to have lived very long ago. Also sometimes with reference to a famous flood said to have occurred in his day.