When Ulysses finally came to Ithaca it seemed as unfriendly as any of the other islands he had visited.
Ulysses then visited Eumaeus, an old swineherd that was trusted.
Do you have any food? I come from Crete and have heard great things from Ulysses.
You seem VERY familliar. Do I know you?
Meanwhile, Telemachus was sailing home after trying to find his father. What he did not know was that some of Penelope's suitors were planning to attack him as he got into the port. Athena noticed and helped him out.
Telemachus came to Eumaeus' house, and found the old beggar there. Ulysses couldn't help it. He revealed himself to Telemachus.
It's really you!
His first priority was to find a cave to hide his treasures in. He then disguised himself as a beggar, aware that if he was recognized he might be killed.
The next day, Ulysses went with his group to the castle. It was filled with rude and angry suitors.
Do you have an-
Get out! You don't belong here!
Eumaeus allowed Ulysses to come inside. He gave Ulysses food and a place to rest.
Penelope then announced that whoever could shot her husband's bow the most accurately would be her new husband.
Together they devised a plan to get back his throne and wife.
Ulysses, still disguised as a beggar was able to easily shoot his arrow through all 12 axes. Then, he revealed himself.
I am Ulysses!
Totally deserved that!
Ulysses was brought to speak with his wife, but she didn't recognize him because he was in disguise. He told her tales about her husband and how to get rid of the suitors.
The task was much harder than the suitors had expected, though.
This a trick! Some sort of impossible task Penelope came up with!
Ulysses killed all of the suitors, and he resumed ruling over Ithaca.