CALL TO ADVENTURE Odysseus leaves Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. The war lasts 10 years. Odysseus helps end the war by creating a large wooden horse and the Greeks win. After the war was over, Odysseus and his men sail home for Ithaca.
MENTORS/HELPERS On odysseus's trip some people wanted to help. Circe was an enchantress who gave Odysseus advice about how to get past the Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis. Athena turned Odysseus into a beggar so he could get in the palace.Tiresias warned Odysseus about what was going to happen.
TESTS/ENEMIES Odysseus has a lot of enemies and tests to go through. The sirens sing songs and it lures sailors to their death. Charybdis is an enormous and dangerous whirlpool that can swallow ships and sailors. The cyclops imprisoned Odysseus. Scylla is a sea monster who killed some of Odysseus's men.