Menelaus took Helen and headed for home. His ships were scattered by a storm and he ended up in Egypt, but could not get any further. A sea nymph told him to ask the god Proteus for help, but he had to catch and hold the god in order to get his aid. Menelaus grabbed Proteus, who turned into many different creatures while Menelaus held on. Proteus told him to return to Egypt and make offerings to the gods for a fair wind, and told him of the deaths of Ajax and Agamemnon. Menelaus returned home and lived happily ever after with Helen.