Call To Adventure Odysseus leaves Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. The war lasts 10 years. He came up with the wooden horse plan. The Greeks win the war, and Odysseus sails home for Ithaca.
Mentors and Helpers Athena changes him into a beggar, Zeus spares his life, also His son helped him at the palace and always let him know what was going on, and he had a bag of wind helped him get home.
Tests and Enemies The cyclops eats some of Odysseus's men and calls for Poseidon to make travels home hard for Odysseus and his men. Poseidon causes many problems for Odysseus and his men but also makes Odysseus understand that without gods men are nothing. Scylla ate 6 of Odysseus men and Charybdis sucked the boat.