"When you leave this place, you will sail past an island where you will hear the voices of maidens singing...."
With Elpenor dead after falling off the mast, Ulysses and his men entered the Kingdom of the Dead, following the spirit of Elpenor, a seagull.
On their journey through the Kingdom of the Dead. Ulysses and his men encountered different spirits. One of them was Achilles, who told Ulysses that he was going to encounter the Siren sisters and should stay clear or else they can die.
"Your next landfall is Sicily, where the Sun-Titan Hyperion and his herds of golden cattle live. You will have to prevent your men from eating one beef, or else they will never see home again."
Then, Ulysses met Ajax, who gave him a look into the future. Ajax told Ulysses that if he makes it home to Ithaca, he will find his wife being courted, his son captive in his own castle, and his substance devoured.
"Good bye..... Good bye...."
Ulysses then met Elpenor, who died after falling off the mast right before the ship entered the underworld. Elpenor told Ulysses that his ghost will trouble him, until he makes him a grave. Elpenor also told him that he will have to sail by Scylla and Charybdis right through the middle.
Then, Ulysses met Teiresias, who advised him to not have him his men eat any beef when they reach the island of Sicily, even though they will be hungry. If they do, they will never see home again.
There, Ulysses also met his mother, Anticleia. On the way out, he could hear her calling, "Good bye.....Good bye," as he left.