When poseidon sends a storm to delay odysseus on his raft, athene calms the winds and drifts odysseus towards scheria where he will find help from the phaiakian people athene goes to the phaiakian princess nausikaa in her dreams and, as a friend, advises her to prepare for marriage by washing her linens in the streams. Odysseus sails away and eventually finds himself in the land of the phaeacians, whom athena persuades to help him through nausicaa, a princess she appears in nausicaa's dream and convinces her to go to the river, where she finds odysseus and welcomes him to her home.
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Similarly, as odysseus continues his long journey home, a journey in which encounters no shortage of dangers, athena comes to his aid in the face of poseidon's efforts at facilitating the mortals' doom: but athena, daughter of zeus, took other counsel. The iliad and the odyssey together contain, up to the point of penelope’s dream of the 20 geese, four major dream episodes: agamemnon’s “evil dream” from zeus (21-83), achilles’ mournful dream of the spirit of dead patroklos (2354-107), penelope’s reassuring dream from athena (4884-946), and nausicaa’s arousing marriage dream from athena (615-79.
787-841 meanwhile penelope falls asleep and is cheered by a dream sent by athena 842-847 the suitors station the ship to ambush telemachus odyssey 5 calypso's island 90-151 the ghost of teiresias reveals to odysseus his further trials and the manner of his death and promises him her aid and counsel 344-360 he is convinced that he. Athena as goddess of wisdom and battle, athena naturally has a soft spot for the brave and wily odysseus she helps him out of many tough situations, including his shipwreck in book 5 and the mismatched battle of book 22she does not merely impart sense and safety to her passive charge, however. 1 odysseus & his man cannot touch the animals belonging to helios 2 if the animals are harmed in any way, odysseus will return home alone, in a stranger's ship, & find a world of pain at home (repeat of polyphemus' curse) 3 when odysseus returns home, he will deal w/ the suitors 4.
The suitors make excessive demands on his cattle and he is agonizing over whether to relocate, but odysseus promises that his lord will return and vanquish the suitors meanwhile, the suitors plot to kill telemachus, but the passing of an eagle with a rockdove in its grip causes amphinomos to abort the plan.
All references to the goddess athena in homer's odyssey t h e g o d d e s s a t h e n a i n h o m e r ' s o d y s s e y 1156- telemachus speaks to athena holding his head close 7) 8520- ulysses braved the most terrible fight and in the end conquered by the aid of great-hearted athena 85).