Odysseus

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  • Ordinary world: Here, Odysseus is in his normal state, enjoying time with his family at his estate
  • Call to adventure & Refusal of the Call: Odysseus pretends to be insane to stay with his family, with his wife distressed
  • Mentor: Athena gives Odysseus gifts & saves him from certain death, as well as information which helps him on his journey
  • Crossing the threshold & Test: For killing his "child", Poseidon attempts to kill Odysseus and his crew, the only survivor being Odysseus. He is then tested with Polyphemus, Circones, the Lotus eaters, the Lastrygonians, the Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis, as well as with the Cattle of the Sun god
  • Approach & Ordeal: Odysseus's ship is blown off course because his crew opens the bag of winds. He then heads to the underworld to look for information wich will guide him home. He almost dies. King Phaecia gives him directions home.
  • The road back, atonement, & return: Odysseus returns home, but is not truly home because his wife does not know who he is, and is overrun by suitors. He is tested, and he ends up returning to normal life.
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