"Curse this day. What gloom I feel, not for myself alone, and not only because we lose that bride."
May the gods grant us the strength equivalent to Odysseus to win Penelope
"You, herdsman, and you too, swineherd, I could say a thing to you, or should I keep it dark?"
"I am at home, for I am he."
How we missed you our lord. Thank the gods and Father Zeus for answering our wish!
Thank the gods and the heaven above for our lords return!!!
"I promise you great trouble if you touch that bow." That wine is getting to your head you old man.
"Give him the bow, and let us have it out!" I promise this man luxury if he succeeds
"But let me try my hand at the smooth bow! Let me test my fingers and my pull"
Penelope gets Odysseus’s bow out of the storeroom and announces that she will marry the suitor who can string it and then shoot an arrow through a line of twelve axes. The suitors warm and grease the bow to make it flexible, but one by one they all try and fail.
The lord has returned!
Here me out you foolish men! As I am Odysseus!
While the suitors began to give up, two men, the swineherd, and cowherd had left the court, and made their way outdoors. Odysseus soon accompanied the men and was about to reveal a large secret if they answered a few questions that proved their loyalty towards their lord Odysseus. Their answers proved their loyalty and Odysseus (beggar form) revealed his real identity.
not so fast melanthios
Odysseus, still disguised, asks for the bow. All of the suitors complain, fearing that he will succeed. Antinoos threatens Odysseus, saying that the wine has got into his head and that he will bring disaster upon himself. Penelope also insists he attempts to string the bow. Soon enough Odysseus easily strings it and sends the first arrow he grabs through all twelve axes.
It is finally done father, the suitors have learned their rightful lesson.
Before the suitors realize what is going on, Antinoos is hit with an arrow in the throat. Soon after, Odysseus reveals himself to the suitors leaving them in a state of shock. The suitors have no way of escaping because the women's rooms were locked, including the front door.
Telemachus gets more shields and swords from the storeroom to arm himself, Eumaous, and Philoetius(cowherd), but he forgets to lock the door on his way out. Melanthius soon reaches the storeroom and gets armor for the suitors. However, on his second trip to the storeroom, Eumaeus and Philoetius find him there, tie him up, and lock him in.
A war has begun in the hall. Many suitors were killed by Odysseus and his men, with only two men surviving due to his mercy. Telmakhos, Eumaous, and the herdsman had stuck by Odysseus' side throughout the battle, ending with a few wounds.