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The Suitors, informed by Melantho – one of Penelope's servants – learned that the queen had fooled them. They locked her up in the gynaeceum. Meanwhile, Odysseus meets Athena who tells him that he is indeed in Ithaca.
Joy gives way to anger against the one who, according to him, has abandoned him. She however turns him into a beggar so that he will go unnoticed, and advises him to take refuge with Eumaeus, the pig farmer. There, he finds his son Telemachus. The two of them then go to the palace. Odysseus, under his beggar's clothes, is mistreated by the Suitors who are celebrating the king's death. Eurycleia, the palace’s old maid, proposes to wash his feet, and recognizes the scar of her long-lost master. But Odysseus asks her to remain silent...