Odysseus was born a son of King Laertes and Queen Antikleia. He then became king of Ithaca once his father retired.
The hero was known for his bravery, cleverness, strength, intelligence, and leadership. His people also looked up to him for his loyalty to them.
ACTIONS THAT AFFECT THE FATE OF A NATION
The king had the ability to do tasks an average man cannot. One time, he used his superhuman strength to string a huge bow and launch it through twelve axe-heads. This act of his proved to his wife that he is indeed Odysseus since no other man who tried had the necessary strength needed to do it.
Odysseus' actions determine the fate of nations. For example, he was the one to thank for the Greek's success in the Trojan War. He came up with the clever idea of hiding the Greeks in a large wooden horse in order to gain an advantage over the Trojans.