The lotus is a flower that makes the person who eats it not want to leave the island. Odysseus grabs his men and rushes off the island.
When Telemachus meets his father for first time
After Odysseus and his men left the island of the lotus eaters they went to the island of the Cyclopes. Odysseus and half of his men went to explore. They went in to a Cyclops cave full of cheese. When the Cyclops comes back he eats one of his men. Using his wits Odysseus out smarts the Cyclops.
The test that Penelope made to choose who she will marry next
After his men were turned into animals by Circe Odysseus goes to her temple to get them back. Helios gives a plant to eat so he wont be under Circe's spell. She keeps him at her temple for a year and Odysseus wants to leave. He demands to turn his men back to humans Circe turns them back, but they are under a trance. Circe says to go to the underworld to talk to the prophet Tiresias to tell him a prophecy.
When Penelope realizes that it was Odysseus the whole time
Athena turns Odysseus into a beggar so he can go to Ithaca undetected. He runs into his son Telemachus he tells him that suitors are in is palace to marry his wife and take his throne.
Penelope announces a contest to see who will marry her. Who ever shots a arrow through all these ax heads will be my husband. Odysseus wins the contest and kills all the suitors.
After Odysseus kills all the suitors Penelope asked him a secret that her and Odysseus only now after she breaks down crying.