CALL TO ADVENTURE- Odysseus is asked to go to Troy to fight, but the war lasts ten years. Odysseus creates a plan (wooden horse) to help the Trojans win the war. Odysseus sets sail with his men to Ithaca.
MENTORS/HELPERS- Athena helped Odysseus by disguising him as an old beggar. Circe was another helper of Odysseus. She gave him shelter and took care of him while he stayed with her. She also gives him advice for his journey. One final helper of Odysseus is Tiresias. Tiresias warns him of what will happen if his men kill Helios's cattle.
TESTS/ENEMIES- One major enemy of Odysseus is Scylla. Scylla was a six headed monster that grabbed six of Odysseus's men and killed them. Charybdis was another enemy that Odysseus faced. Charybdis was the whirlpool that the men had to go through. Poseidon could be considered an enemy of Odysseus because he was constantly causing problems for Odysseus, such as destroying his ship and killing his men.