What Happened To King Menelaus and Odysseus After the Trojan War According To Greek Mythology?

For the Greeks, the Trojan War was a hollow victory.

The gods grew angry with the Greeks for destroying holy temples while sacking Troy.

Few of the Greek warriors survived the journey home, and those who did found their kingdoms changed and overrun with revolt, treachery, and general disorder.

King Menelaus forgave Helen and took her back to Sparta, where she again ruled as queen.

Odysseus wandered for ten years before he finally returned to his beloved wife, Penelope, in Ithaca.

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