Odysseus is the son of laertes, king of Ithaca. He was one of the suitors for the hand of Helen but eventually despaired of success and married Penelope. Odysseus is presented as good in counsel and battle, cool,tactful, cunning and energetic.
Odysseus is motivated by his desire to return to Ithaca a hero of Trojan war. He wishes to return to his kingdom and to regain his family. In my opinion he is more motivated by regaining the throne of Ithaca than being return with his wife.
Odysseus motivation is related to the theme glory and honor because Odysseus escaped the cyclops with most of his crew in part by naming himself nobody. At the last moment he call out the cyclops to declare that it was him '' Odysseus'' who defeated him so that cyclops can spread his fame and win him glory. And because Odysseus names himself, The cyclops bring great misfortune to him and his crew by inciting the rage of Poseidon.