THE ROAD BACK HOME After his men kill the cattle of Helios, Odysseus' ship is struck by a bolt from Zeus, only sparing Odysseus. While he is floating on a makeshift raft, Zeus spares Odysseus from Charybdis and Scylla. Odysseus is later washed up on an island, and is given a ship home from the Phaeacians.
ATONEMENT Athena disguises Odysseus as a beggar so he can sneak into his home. Telemachus takes the beggar to the suitors, so Odysseus can make a plan to overtake his kingdom again. Odysseus overhears that his wife, Penelope, is going to have a contest for the throne, and her hand in marriage.
RESOLUTION Odysseus passes the test by stringing his bow, and shooting an arrow through 12 battleaxes, and he is revealed as Odysseus. Telemachus and himself slaughter all of the suitors, and Odysseus returns to Ithaca as the king, and the husband of Penelope.