"When the young Dawn with finger tips of rose touched the world, I roused the men, gave orders, to man the ships.....So we moved out, sad in the vast offing, having our precious lives but not our friends (Homer 478-484)."
Odysseus and his men sail off from the Land of the Cyclops, but he is sad about the loss of some of his shipmates.
Odysseus Arrives at the Floating Island of Aeolus
"Odysseus and his men next land on the floating island of Aeolus...(Collections)."
Odysseus make it to the God of the WInds, Aeolus' island after escaping the cyclopes.
Odysseus Meets Aeolus
"...stay with him a month.(Collections)."
After meeting Aeolus, they live with him for a while, taking advantage of his hospitality.
Aeolus GIves Odysseus Gifts for His Departure
"To extend his hospitality, Aeolus gives Odysseus two parting gifts: a fair west wind that will blow the ship towards Ithaca, and a great bag holding all of the unfavorable, stormy winds (Collections)."
Odysseus and His Men Are Blown Back to Odysseus After Opening the Bag
Aeolus Refuses to Help Again
"The king refuses to help them again, believing now that their voyage has been cursed by the gods (Collections)."
Aeolus gifted Odysseus winds to guide him home and a bag of bad winds to aid him on his journey home (Collections).
"...the men open the bag, thinking it was gold or silver. The bad winds thus escape and blow the ships back to Aeolus ' Island. (Collections)."
Odysseus' men open the bag of bad winds while isoight of their home, bringing the back to Aeolus.
Aeolus decides not to aid Odysses once more, due to believing his journey is cursed.