I can only answer for myself.
The Odyssey does have all of the supernatural elements that one would imagine present in a great Greek mythological work. But more important it pits a man against forces he cannot control who must rely on his cunning and skill more than his brawn to overcome these elements and achieve his goal.
Along the way we find a wonderful love story about a faithful wife who waits many years for her husband to return, a son willing to risk death for his Father, suitors to the wife who won’t leave and try to eat all of their cattle, stories of revenge, and of treachery. The decent into Hades even inspired part of the Devine Comedy.
Yes, it is a wonderful tale of great storytelling.