The day after Odysseus met the king, he was receiving so many gifts and hospitality from the Phaeacian palace. Odysseus still hasn't told them who he is. Demodocus has sung a song about Odysseus and Achilles which has brought him great sorrow.
Scylla and Charybdis
Odysseus and his men reached an island with only cattle a few days after the Lotus eaters. They heard shouting and saw fire in the distance. Odysseus and his men went to the island where they saw the fire and got trapped by the cyclops, Polyphemus and a boulder. Polyphemus starts eating 2 of Odysseus’ men a day. Odysseus eventually intoxicates and blinds the cyclops. Polyphemus then curses him when he finds out his true identity.
Stay with me. I will give you eternal life!
Odysseus ends up meeting Aeolus and gets a bag of 3 out of 4 winds. His comrades are curious and open the bag. They reach right back to Aeolia, but Aeolus will not help them again. Odysseus then meets Circe, a sorcerer. She turns his men into swine, but Odysseus crosses paths with Hermes and Hermes gives him a plant called moly to prevent him from Circe’s power. Odysseus stays for one year then leaves.
Odysseus the King
Circe warns Odysseus about the terror to come. Odysseus and his men ran into the Sirens, the Charybdis, and the Scylla so far. He lost six men by the Scylla.
Odysseus goes up a mountain and his comrades eat the cattle on the island. Zeus kills everyone, but Odysseus. Odysseus washes up on Ogygia and met Calypso. He cheated on his wife and spent 7 years with Calypso.
My ship is wrecked and all my comrades are gone!
Eupeithes and the Ithacans heard the news and plotted to kill Odysseus. They did this because Odysseus killed many people’s family. Halitherses (Telemachus’ friend) tried to change their minds, but it didn’t work. Zeus and Athena stopped the riot because that would just cause more tears. Later, Odysseus found Laertes and told him that he was back.