The 10 year Trojan war is over, it is time for Odysseus and his men to head home not knowing what would come of this journey.
Scylla and Charybdis
Odysseus and his men try to steal the cyclops' cheese and the cyclops traps him killing 6 of his men then Odysseus tricks the cyclops escaping so the cyclops tells Poseidon to curse Odysseus' journey.
Aeolia gives Odysseus a bag that contains all the winds except the one he needs to get home, Odysseus does not tell his men leaving his men curious so the men opened the bag sending them even farther from home.
Land of the Dead
Odysseus has to choose to go by Scylla which is a headed monster or Charybdis which he knew would kill him and all his men so Odysseus chooses to go past Scylla and lost six men
Odysseus' crew ate Helios's cows and Helios prayed to the gods that Odysseus and his men get punished resulting in all of Odysseus' men to die
Odysseus travels to the Land of the dead encountering his mother and crew members spirit, there he meets Tiresias that tells him to go to Helios' Island but emphasizes to not eat the cows