After winning the Trojan War, Odysseus and his men set sail for their home. On their way, they decide to make a detour to the Cicones.
Land of the Dead
After leaving Troy, Odysseus and his men decide to invade the Cicones and take everything. This does not make Zeus happy.
After escaping the Lotus Eaters, they make it to the Cyclops. They steal his cheese, which angers him, and to escape they give him rum. Once he goes to sleep, they injure his eye and Odysseus outsmarts him. When fleeing on Polyphemus' sheep, Odysseus tells him who hurt him. Polyphemus then asks his dad, Poseidon, to make Odysseus' way home long and lonesome.
While in the underworld trying to find Tiresias, they stumble upon a dead crew mate. The crew mate, Elpenor, asks Odysseus to go back and bury him so he can cross to Hades. They find Tiresias, who tells them to not eat Helios' flock when they reach it. He also tells Odysseus that Polyphemus "cursed" him.
After his men eat Helios' cows, Zeus sends a lighting bolt and destroys all his ships. Odysseus is left alone to face Scylla.
After facing Scylla, Odysseus makes his way back home to Ithica.