Odyssey: " Adventure Begins" through "The Lotus Eaters"
Odysseus's Urge to Return
Homer prays to the muse of poetry asking for help to tell the story of Odysseus.
On the way home Odysseus was detained by Calypso the beautiful sea goddess who fell in love with him and also held captive by the beautiful Enchantress. Although they were both beautiful he wasn't in love with either.
Eating the Lotus
Odysseus really wanted to get back home but his shipmate were acting drunk, foolish and rebellious towards Odysseus and didn't listen to him.
Zeus, the god of the sky and thunder, rose a storm upon Odysseus's ship and it killed many of his men and Odysseus barely survived.
Odysseus and his men got to this place with very friendly people who offered them Lotus's. Little did they know it would make them forget home and want to stay forever. Odysseus had to save them by tying them to the ship.