While on the island of Aeolus, the wind king gives Odysseus a bag of wind to help him get home. However, his greedy shipmates opened the bag to see what was inside and the wind blew them in the wrong direction.
NO! Don't open them bags.
Giant cannibals threw boulders at Odysseus. Then Circe, the witch, turned his men into pigs. Then Circe let them go and turned them back into men after Odysseus promises to visit the land of the dead.
Odysseus travels into the Land of the Dead to meet with the dead prophet, Tiresias. He tells Odysseus to stay away from Helios' cattle and gives him info on his future.
Odysseus encounter sirens, and survives by strapping himself to a mast. He also survives Scylla and Carybols.
Odysseus' crew forces them to land on Helios' island. They eat Helios' cattle, anger him, and so Zeus sinks their ship. Odysseus is the only survivor. He made it to Calypso's island and is trapped there for 7 years.
Odysseus was finally sent home. Athena disguises Odysseus as a beggar. Athena tells Telemachus to return home and Odysseus reunites with his son Telemachus.