Alkinoos is the king of the Phaiakians and lives on the island of Skheria. He is married to Arete and is the father of Nausikaa. When Odysseus lands on Skheria, he is taken in by Alkinoos and his people and is provided the comforts of the Guest Law. Alkinoos organizes a celebration for Odysseus and gives him a ship, a crew, and supplies for his journey home. After giving him many fine gifts, Alkinoos asks Odysseus to reveal his identity, his reason for being on Skheria, and his destination.