Ulysses stroked the animals along the path and proceeded to approach the castle. He was ready to confront Circe for turning his warriors into pigs. From the brick outer walls, he can hear her singing from inside.
But Circe did not know that Ulysses was fully aware of her tricks for he had carried a flower with a scent powerful enough to endure her enhancements. So Circe proceeded to welcome him into her home.
" Welcome, stranger. I live her alone and almost never have guests. So you are triply welcome, great sea-stained warrior, for I know you have seen battle and adventure and have tales to tell."
As Ulysses was eating her food and drinking the wine, Circe quickly realized he was immune to her spells. But before she could enchant Ulysses, he took her wand and broke it. She was impressed by his power and offered him eternal life for him and his warriors and to live with her. As Ulysses accepted her offer, Circe put him under a love spell in which he would be a happy husband with her; to forget his family and role as king to Ithaca.