Alcinious order men to a ship for Odysseus for his journey and everyone feasts to welcome the stranger. Demodocus sang the first song about the quarrel between Odysseus and Achilles and Odysseus starts crying. Alcinous notices and suggests that everyone goes outside and plays sports like wrestling, jumping, discus, sprinting, and boxing. Laodamas challenges Odysseus and insults him after he refuses, which makes Odysseus pick up a discus and throw it farther than any man and is congradulated by Athena in disguise. The second song that Demodocus sings is about Aphrodite sleeping with Ares and Hepheastus catching them in his bed with invisible chains that he crafted. Odysseus is gifted, fed, and bathed. Demodocus sings the song of the Wooed Horse, and Odysseus cries. Alcinous asks him to explain who he is.