Aphrodite gets a golden apple from Paris by promising that he could fall in love with Helen. The couple go Troy where Ulysses wars with them and after 10 years, wins by sneaking inside a wooden horse and stealing all their gold
The Lotus Eaters
Ulysses had three ships with fifty men each with rams and masts. Ulysses and his men and returned from Troy and are taking a home trip back to Ithaca unknowingly on angry Poseidon's sea
The Cyclops Cave
Ulysses's crew finds an unprotected city and attacks it,but the civilians got the nearby Ciconians to fight for them. The Ithacans fled, but all of the crew is injured and 18 are dead. To make matters worse, the crew is drifted by nymphs to the lotus eaters.
Keeper of the Winds
The ship reaches Libya and the men are hungry. The crew eats nearby lotuses but before they could eat anymore, Ulysses realizes that the lotuses make you sleepy and addicted. When the men wake up, he drags them back to the boat and the ship sails away.
The crew needs food, so they enter a Cyclops cave unknowingly to get some goats, but are blocked in by a Cyclops. Ulysses escapes by tricking it with wine, but threatens the Cyclops who is unfortunately Poseidon's son, giving them worse luck
After Ulysses's ships end up in Aeolus's palace, he tells some stories to Aeolus about his travels and in return gets a bag of four winds that pushes him home to Ithaca and can only open when he returns home. The crew gets suspicious and opens the bag early only to drift back to Aeolus's palace and not get the winds back.