Call to adventure Odysseus leaves Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. The war lasts 10 years. Odysseus comes up with a plan and the greeks win the war. He and his men sail back home to Ithaca.
Mentors and helpers Anthina helped him get back into the palace by turning him into a old man. These women Found Odysseus and took him to the king and he sent him back to Ithaca with some of his men. His son and some other people helped them trap the men who was trying to take his wife so they could kill them.
Tests and enemies Zeus throws down a lighting bolt and kills all of Odysseus men and ruins the ship. The Cyclops tries to kill the men for coming into his house and taking his food. Poseidon also punishes them for hurting his son so he makes it storm.