The aim of this lecture is to present on Greek Mythology: Monsters and Exotic Worlds. The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War – a long, bloody conflict lasting ten years. Odysseus gets all the credit for the Trojan Horse, which finally allows the Greeks to capture Troy, thus setting off the epic cycle of myths surrounding the return (or dispersal) of the heroes of the war (eg. Menelaus, Diomedes, Aeneas). After getting blown back to Charydis, Odysseus paddles about for nine days, winding up with Calypso.