Upon arriving on the island of Aeaea, the remaining crew divides into two groups. Odysseus' group remains on the ship while the others, led by Eurylochus, scout the island.
While scouting, the men discovered the beautiful home of Circe, a goddess. The other men foolishly go into the house, where Circe turns them into pigs. Eurylochus then runs back to warn Odysseus.
Use this herb to become immune to Circe's spell, Then charge her with your sword, Finally, go to bed with the goodess. Only then will she release your friends.
Once Odysseus hears the news about his men he sets out to find Circe. While he is in the forest he meets Hermes, the messenger God. Hermes explains how to save his men.
Once Odysseus follows Hermes' advice, Circe keeps to her word and releases the men. After this occurs all of the crew stay with Circe as guests for a year.
The men eventually beg Odysseus to go. However, Circe tells Odysseus before they can return home they must journey to the underworld and visit the prophet, Tiresias.
Just before the crew sets sail for the underworld, the youngest crewmember, Elpenor, gets drunk and falls off the roof. Elpenor breaks his neck and the rest of the crew is forced to leave him unburied.