CALL TO ADVENTURE Odysseus leaves Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. The war lasts 10 years. He comes with the wooden horse plan. The Greeks win the war, and Odysseus sails home for Ithaca.
MENTORS & HELPERS Athena changes Odysseus into a beggar. Aeolus gives Odysseus a bag a wind to help him reach Ithaca. Zeus helps him get back to Ithaca. Circe tells Odysseus to go see Tiresias for help. Tiresias shows Odysseus the future to his way back home.
TESTS & ENEMIES The lotus eaters cause Odysseus' men to want to stay there and not leave. The cyclops closes Odysseus and his men in his cave. Poseidon makes it harder for Odysseus to return home. Scylla ate 6 of Odysseus' men. Charybdis causes Odysseus ship to be destroyed and he lost most of his men. Zeus struck his ship with a thunderbolt.