Homer was best known for his great tales, which included The Odyssey and The Iliad. They are the most famous stories from Ancient Greece, as they depict two of the greatest stories of all time: the wrath of Achilles at Troy, and the voyage home by Odyessus.
As famous as the Gods, so were the heroes. They are legendary even today for their trails and sufferings, and the battles they fought. They became the basis of stories in both ancient times and modern, as many people still look to the heroes to mimic.