During a conversation on Olympus Athena draws attention to the unhappy fate of Odysseus and asks Zeus to favor. Poseidon because you can not safely swim warrior to his native Ithaca. Still the storm swath of sea. The Goddess also proposes to involve the search for his father Telemachus.
Son shall be convened so residents Odysseus of Ithaca. Complains about the insolence of his mother's suitors, Penelope. Requests also collected on the ship and rowers, because he wants to go on searching for his father. There is no give. The crowd did not hearken to this request and propagates. Athena intervenes, however, and Telemachus flows into the sea. Menelaus' home visits. During the banquet, he hears the story of Odysseus's ruse in the battle of Troy. She learns, too, that recently he was seen in the goddess Calypso. So Telemachus returns home.
Meanwhile, Zeus orders the Calypso, to release Odysseus. Greek builds a raft and leaves. After 17 days of supply to the island Feaków. Adopted here is very worthy. In the palace of Alcinous participates in games, songs Demodoka admires. In one of them hears a Trojan horse and the destruction of Troy. Then decides to reveal his name. Advocates gathered to further their adventures. He says, among others. of stay in the country Lotofagów, an expedition to the cave of Cyclops Polyphemus, whose blinded, risking thereby the anger of Poseidon. He also mentioned Eolu. Got him a bag of winds, but the curiosity of sailors lost an early return to Ithaca. Battled with giants Lajstrygonami. Then he lost eleven ships. Not missed the story about witchcraft Circe, who turned his companions into swine. He had to fight it and force the release of their colleagues. That Circe instructed, that he went to Hades. There has to find the body of her husband elpenor, but also meets Tyrezjasza who wywróży, how much hard work awaits him, and show you the way home.
Odysseus was astonished hosts a story about the descent into the underworld and talking with spirits. "He saw the" For then not only the spirit of the deceased mother, but Achilles, Agamemnon, Ayash, even Minos, Tantalus, Sisyphus and Hercules. He returned to the corpse elpenor Kirke, who was buried. Before the final parting of the Kirke learned from her about the dangers lurking next. Thanks to safely swim near the island of the sirens and the two islands of monsters: Scylla and Charybdis. However, he lost all his companions on the island of Helios, because they ate the best cow god, for which he paid a death by lightning of Zeus. Then I swam to the Calypso travelers, and since it was taken to Feaków. Here ends the story.
The king comforted by Odysseus. He predicts early return home. God gives guests numerous gifts, lends his ship and heartily farewell. Do not even know that vengeance awaits him Poseidon. When Odysseus set sail, sailors feaccy see that their ship is at sea, and half did not move from the place of any strength. The Lord of the fast-acting - puts the sacrificial altar of the god Poseidon and asks for forgiveness.
Odysseus wakes up on shore. Do not know where it is. However, Athena appears and tells him that it was his native land. Disguises Odysseus as a beggar, and headed to the hut shepherd Eumajosa. This the guy warmly. Not recognizing the traveler, tells him about the benefits of her husband of Penelope, her toil in the fight against zalotnikami who are becoming more intrusively and rude. Even getting ready to ambush Telemachus. They are so dangerous.
Son appears in the hut Eumajosa. Instantly recognize his father. Joy has no end, but time is short and you need to act. Telemachus says so on the situation in Ithaca. Odysseus decides to go to the house disguised as a beggar. Preparing a trick on suitors and unfaithful servants. Departs from Eumajosem. The house will recognize him as: Eurykleja nurse and dog Argos, badly neglected and sickly. Scatter in determining offensive and insults at Odysseus - a beggar. There are even fighting, when the house of Penelope appears pijanica and glutton, constantly nękający household. Odysseus firmly and throws it resounded through the gate.
Unrecognized by his wife take her call. Learns that she is still committed and faithful to him. She tells how she had the idea of weaving and prucia shroud for her husband. Doing everything just to increase the time to take a decision on getting married. Still waiting for his beloved. Odysseus at the end of the conversation suggests that the time had come to décor games, during which suitor to choose a husband.
The next day, the feast of lovers - more rozjuszeni - do not spare mockery and ridicule. Athena sends to them as "madness" are like a drunk, laughing with abandon. Penelope enters with a big bow mężowskim. Designates zalotnikom in shooting competitions. Attempts to fail. No one can tighten the arc. It was then collected reveals Odysseus and shows the mark - a scar from his youth, and then tightens the bow and arrow pierces holes in a row of twelve axes set by Telemachus.
Truchleją surprised suitors. It begins with the slaughter. Odysseus, with the help of her son and pastors gathered attacks. Fierce fighting continues. Gina, all suitors and unfaithful servant shall be hanged.
Penelope end is distrustful. But when Odysseus reveals the secrets connected with their double bed, throws himself into the arms of her husband. Athena assisted by their spouses and extended night. In the morning Odysseus goes to his father's pen, to take counsel with him how to avoid the vengeance of the murdered family suitors. The old man recognizes her son, even after the wound given by the wild years ago. Do not have time to begin discussions on the bodies of the murdered, when the goddess appears Ossa and news reports that the corpses was carried and buried. Meanwhile, in the agora gather family and friends of the victims. Going to be a deadly fight. Then comes a warning of Athena and the wrath of Zeus it is recommended reconciliation. And so it is.
In the final interview with the Athens decision is taken Zeus that Odysseus is the king of Ithaca, and love, which will govern, subject to rally his heart.