Athena also prepares him for a great journey to Pylos and Sparta, where the kings Nestor and Menelaus, Odysseus’s companions during the war, inform him that Odysseus is alive and trapped on Calypso’s island.
Telemachus makes plans to return home, while, back in Ithaca, Antinous and the other suitors prepare an ambush to kill him when he reaches port.
Hermes persuades Calypso to let Odysseus build a ship and leave.
Poseidon attempts to destroy Odysseus's boat, however Athena protects him. Odysseus is ship wrecked on Scheria.
Odysseus receives a warm welcome from the king and queen. When he identifies himself as Odysseus, his hosts, who have heard of his exploits at Troy, are stunned. They promise to give him safe passage to Ithaca, but first they beg to hear the story of his adventures.
Odysseus happily tells the king and queen of his many adventures. Once he has finished they stick to their promise and return Odysseus to Ithaca