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Ithaca Mythology
Odysseus was the mythical king of Ithaca according to Homer’s epic “Odyssey”. After the end of the Trojan War he had a long return journey which lasted 10 years. His father was Laertes, his wife Penelope and his son was Telemachus. 
After Odysseus managed to get back to his home island, Ithaca, Goddess Athena disguised him into a beggar as he wanted to see what had happened to its household during his absence. 
 
As a beggar he was informed by some servants and also his wife, Penelope, who did not recognize him either that many men were trying to take his kingdom and his wife. At the competition that was going to take place in order for the winner to take everything, Odysseus, also took part and he was the only one that managed to string the bow (his own bow) and win the contest. After that, with the help of Telemachus, Athena and two of his loyal servants he killed all the 40 suitors of Penelope who were trying for the last 10 years to convince her to marry one of them in the absence of Odysseus.


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