After sailing and meeting the wind god Aeolus, who graciously gave them a bag of wind to help them, Odysseus and his men almost reach Ithica, But Odysseus' men opened the bag of wind and they were blown halfway across the ocean.
Odysseus then travels to the Underworld to hopefully get information on how to continue his journey.
After facing monsters and losing his entire ship and crew, Odysseus comes across an Island that is home to the Phaiacians and their king, Alcinous. Alcinous listens to Odysseus' story and lends him an ship and some men to get home.
Once Odysseus reaches his home of Ithica, he finds that his palace has been overrun by suitors.
Odysseus gains the help of Athena, who then disguises him as a beggar. Odysseus goes on to create a plan to get rid of the suitors with the help of his son, Telemachus, and Odysseus' servants.
After winning the tournament that Penelope created, Odysseus' identity is then revealed and he starts a bloodbath and kills the suitors. He then goes to Penelope and proves his identity by describing that their bed cannot be moved because it is attached to the tree in which they built their life around.