Odysseus, part 1

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  • Trojan
  • War
  • Suitors
  • Ten years has passed since the fall of Troy, and Odysseus, King of Ithaca, has not yet returned from battle.
  • Calypso's Island
  • Ship Wrecked
  • Meanwhile, a large mob of men, overran Odysseus' palace. They are called the suitors. The suitors competed with each other for the hand of Penelope, Odysseus wife. Odysseus' son, Telemachus, desperately wants to throw them out.
  • Athena helps Odysseus
  • A beautiful Nymph named Calypso, imprisoned Odysseus, possessed by love for him.
  • Zeus sends Hermes to help Odysseus. Hermes persuades Calypso to let Odysseus build a ship. The hero sets sail. But when Poseidon learns about this, he wrecks Odysseus ship. Poseidon held a grudge since Odysseus blinded his cyclops son, Polyphemus.
  • Athena intervenes, and saves Odysseus from Poseidon's wrath. The Greek hero lands himself on Scheria, home of the Phaeacians. Odysseus meets the princess, Nausicaa.
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