Odysseus began his journey after the end of the Trojan War. Him and men had been fighting for 10 years.The war ended so they could head home. However, Zeus was angry with the Greeks and a huge storm pushed Odysseus and his men to con-cure some adventures
im just trying to get home, i just got home after 10 years of war
lets go Odysseus
who is this new guy coming on to our island
Odysseus was on the island of the Lotus-eaters. These people ate only plants. They gave some of his men a plant that made them forget about home and want to stay with the Lotus-eaters.
well hello there, can we help you
Hello, is there anything but plants on this island. Any meat?
Odysseus landed on an island inhabited by one-eyed giants called Cyclopes. They were captured in a cave by Polyphemus. In order to get away they clung to the bottom of his sheep as they went out to graze.
umm we are just trying to get home
you will be spending some time with me for a long time
While continuing to sail home, they encountered a monster named Scylla. Scylla had six heads and 12 tentacles. With her six heads she grabbed six of Odysseus' men. This allowed the ship to get away.
i want you
Oh and what do you want?
Eventually all of Odysseus' men died during the adventures and his ships were destroyed. Odysseus floated in the ocean clinging to a piece of wood for nine days. he landed on an island ruled by the nymph Calypso. she fell in love with Odysseus. She wanted him to stay with her forever. She kept him captive for seven years.
After twenty years, Odysseus finally returned home. He disguised himself at first. There were many men at his house trying to convince his wife Penelope to marry them. They were sure that Odysseus was dead.