After Odysseus's crew gets stuck in the Cyclop's cave, some of his crew are killed and Odysseus decides to trick Polyphemus by giving him wine, and then using the fake name "Nohbody" in an attempt to mislead Polyphemus. They succeed in escaping and manage to blind the cyclops.
Due to the curse set upon him by Polyphemus, Odysseus now has to go through the seemingly impossible task of surpassing Scylla, a 6 headed monster that takes men from every ship that passes, and Charybdis, a giant whirlpool that opens and swallows ships whole. Despite this, Odysseus manages to survive with much of his crew.
Odysseus retains faith for his wife by returning, albeit she does not know he is there, and manages to prove himself as Odysseus to the suitors. He is the only one to pass the bow test which required shooting a bow through 12 axeheads, and he and his son Telemachus would team up and kill the suitors.