Homers call on the muses of Zeus to help him tell the tale of Odyssesus journey from Troy back to Ithaca.
Please, Muse, help me the tale of Odysseus
I have escaped from Calypso and Circe
I will offer you transportation home for your tale
Odyssesus lands in Phancia where he tells King Alcina about his journey and is offered the transportaition home.
The story that Odysseus tells King Alcina:
Odysseus and his crew land on the island of Ismarus, where they plunder it of its resources. But they are chased off by the Cicones and a couple of his men are killed in the encounter before escaping the island.
Let's get moving guys, before the Cicones kill more of us
Hey Odysseus, your going to have to leave me here
After escaping the island of Ismarus, they land on an island of the Lotus Eaters. On the island of the Lotus Eaters they encounter the lotus flower that makes them forget their homeland and want to stay there foever. As a result of this, Odyssesu gathers his crew and forces them onto the ship to leave.
I want to stay on this island forever
Come on crew, we need to leave the island of the Lotus Island before you forget your homeland
Odysseus and his men then land of the island of the one-eyed cyclops. Odysseus and his crew decides to explore the island and brings wine along with them as a peace offering to the host. Here they find out that the cyclops are very dull and uncivilized creatures.
Let's go explore the island guys, and bring the wine as a peace offering to the host of the island
Eventually, Odysseus and his men end up in the cave of the one-eyed cyclops. They wait in the cave into the Cyclops, Polyphemus, comes back to host them. When Polyphemus comes back, he blocks the entrance enclosing them inside the cave. Also, Odysseus tells the cyclops that his name is "NoBody".