In front of Circe's castle, the animals surprisingly had human eyes and did not look to harm them, but rather seemed to warn them. From inside the castle Ulysses and his men hear beautiful singing.
Ulysses' men went in, and Circe invited them to dinner.
Circe turned the men into pigs.
"Glut and swink, eat and drink, gobble food and guzzle wine. Too rude, I think, for humankind, quite right, I think, for swine."
Ulysses was among the oak trees and saw a person, who he recognized to be Hermes, the messenger god. Hermes warns Ulysses of Circe's dangers and gives him a flower, called moly, which will protect Ulysses from all of Circe's drugs.
He went to Circe's house and ate her food, which, to Circe's surprise, did not affect Ulysses. Ulysses snapped her wand in two when she tried to change him, and forced her with his sword to change his men back to their human form.
"You have changed my men into pigs. Now I will change you into a corpse."
Circe changes Ulysses' men back into their human form, and tells Ulysses he must sail to the Land of The Dead.
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