Odysseus has now been traveling back home for years. He finally glances to see Ithaca, but upon the curiousity of his men they open a bag of wind which sends them all the way back.
To finish his journey he now has to go to the underworld to find out how to finish his journey.
Odysseus's men have all passed away now and it's just him left after many years. He gets washed upon a beach where the gods then help him get back to his Ithaca.
Once he arrives back to Ithaca he finds out that suitors are fighting over his wife, and he will have to face them.
Odysseus has learned throughout his journey that seeking help from others can be very benafitial. He thinks everything out, and makes a plan. He then asks for help from Athena to help disguise him as a begger. He also asks for help from his son and a couple of servants.
Odysseus' plan works and no one reconizes him. He kills most of the suitors, and tells Penelope who he is. She doesn't believe it at first and tests him. He proves to her who he is, and everything goes back to normal.