Call to Adventure Odysseus leaves Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. The war lasts 10 years. He comes up with the wooden horse plan. The Greek's win the war and Odysseus sails home for Ithaca.
Mentors and Helpers When Odysseus finally reaches Ithaca, Athena transitions him into a beggar so he can figure out how to kill the suitors and regain his kingdom.
Tests and Enemies One of the tests for Odysseus and his crew was the cyclops, or Polyphemus. Odysseus had wandered onto his island hoping for directions towards Ithaca, when instead he found a giant man-eating Cyclops. After being trapped in his cave for days Odysseus managed to stab Polyphemus in the eye and tie himself under the belly of a sheep.