Home of the legendary king Odysseus “the resourceful”.
The leader and warrior who never let difficulties get him down and always found the right solution to every puzzle thrown at him.
Odysseus (Latin: Ulixes, English: Ulysses) king of Ithaca, is one of the most famous characters in ancient Greek legends, not only for his triumph in the Trojan War but also because of his long journey to return back home. Odysseus played such a lead role in two of the most famous epic tales of Greek mythology, so that it should hardly be surprising that the stories of Odysseus influence later culture.
As a warrior at Troy (he was among those who hid in the famous Trojan Horse), Odysseus is cunning and ingenious, but also loaded with his share of pride and human failings. During his journeys, he confronts many famous characters of ancient mythology, from the monstrous one-eyed Cyclops to the tempting (and deadly) Sirens. He is by turns aided and thwarted by the whimsies of Zeus, Poseidon and other Greek gods.
After 20 years of (10 for the war and 10 for the trip back) he returns to his long-waiting wife, Penelope, and slays the greedy suitors who have besieged her. Odysseus’s mighty deeds and all-too-human weaknesses have made him a favorite with scholars and storytellers down through the years.