CALL TO ADVENTURE Odysseus leaves Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. The war lasted 10 years. Odysseus helps end the war by creating a large wooden horse. After the war was over, Odysseus and his men were sent hom to Ithica
MENTORS/HELPERS Athena- turned Odysseus into a beggar so he doesn't get recognized. Zues - Zues tries to keep Odysseus safe from the gods trying to kill or get in the way of Odysseus.
TESTS AND ENEMIES Poseidon is a big one that causes problems with returning home because he blinded his son, Polyphemus. The Lotus Eaters made his men think they wanted to stay and not go home. Odysseus tied up the guys who ate the Lotus plant.