It has been 20 years since Odysseus left his home, Ithaca. Poseidon was angry at Odysseus, he cursed by making strong waves and storms to make it difficult for him to get back home, he was at the Adriatic sea for 17 days. Ino found him and gave him advice to get back. He found a random island, on which he stayed for shelter.
Odysseus and the Ghosts♡
Odysseus and his 12 men were trapped by the cyclops. He ate 6 of his men and Odysseus wasn’t having it. He poisoned wine and gave it to the Cyclops and Polyphemus was so drunk he fell asleep. Odysseus poked him in the eye with a burning wood stick he already has prepared. He later managed to escape but made the mistake of telling Polyphemus his name. The Cyclops prayed to his father Poseidon, god of the sea, to curse Odysseus to not make it back home easily.
Return To Ithaca♡
Odysseus’ men were turned into pigs after following Circe to her palace. After that, Hermes gave Odysseus advice on how to defend yourself after Circe. Circe promised to turn his men back but has to stay for hospitality as an apology. They stayed there for one year because they forgot about their wives or not wanting to go back home, but one of his men reminded him, and Odysseus was tired of staying with Circe, he wanted to go back to his beloved home, Ithaca.
The Death Of The Suitors *towards the end*♡
Odysseus and his men stumbled to the underworld. He was terrified of going because no men that has gone to the underworld and made it out alive. They prayed to Hades and Persephone and sacrificed animals and gave the blood to the ghosts. If you give the ghosts blood, they are able to talk. Teiresias gives him warnings and advice of what is coming for him. He later talked to his mom and more souls. They gave him good advice and warnings.
Odysseus woke up on a unknown island but he saw his most prized goddess, Athena. She turns him into an old beggar because suitors are trying to kill him. She tells him everything that happened while he was gone. Now, Athena is on her way to find his son in Sparta.
Odysseus had to kill the suitors because they wanted to kill him and Telemachus for his kingdom. Odysseus got rid of them but some of them even plead for mercy but after all they have done, Odysseus had no choice but to kill them. He killed them and then Penelope showed up and they were finally together.