On his way home, Odysseus encounters a setback. Earlier in the journey, Aeolus gave him a bag of wind to help him get home, however his curious shipmates open the bag after being told not to, and get set in the opposite direction of home.
After his setback, Odysseus has to find a way to get back home. Before he knows it he's on his way to the underworld in which no one survives. As soon as he gets to the Underworld, Odysseus gets his advice and starts his journey back home.
On the way home, Odysseus runs into his enemies. He takes the advice from the underworld, but still loses his ship and shipmates. He is the only survivor. From here he finds himself washing up on the shores of Phyisha and getting help from Aleihous.
After getting advice from Aleihous, Odysseus continues on his journey home and makes it safely, however he comes back to horror. Suitors have come, destroyed his house, and tried to take over his kingdom and his family.
Although Odysseus is angered by what hes come home to, he doesn't rage and kill the suitors right away. First he comes up with a plan and gets help. The journey has changed Odysseus and has helped him think things through.
After the suitors are taken care of and gone, Odysseus's wife Penelope tests Odysseus to see if it's the real him. She made him go through tests such as shooting an arrow through 12 axe sockets in a line, and making sure he knows their secret on how their bed is around the olive tree and can't move. Odysseus passes these tests and goes back to ruling his kingdom as a new and improved leader.