Odysseus travels to the Land of the Dead to talk to Teiresias, who Circe claimed he had to do to be able to get back to Ithaca.
Odysseus and his crew reach the land of the Lotus Eaters, and send two men to see who lived on the island. They met the Lotus Eaters, and when the men eat the Lotus, they forget their desire to go home. They quickly leave the island.
From the land of the Lotus Eaters, Odysseus and his men sail and find the island of the cyclops. They find a cave stocked full of meat and cheese. They linger too long and the inhabitant of the cave comes back, Polyphemus, son of Poseidon. He eats two of the men and traps the rest in the cave to eat later.
Odysseus comes up with a plan to escape. He tells cyclops that his name is nobody. He then sharpened a stick and got the cyclops drunk.They stabbed the cyclops in the eye and he was blinded. The next day when the cyclops opened the stone door to let the sheep out, they hung into the bottom of the sheep and escaped.
Odysseus leaves the lead after talking to many ghosts, and he heads back to Circe's island to honor the member of his crew who fell off Circe's palace.
After Odysseus and his crew left Aiolos' island, they voyaged for six days before reaching the island of the Laistrygonians. When the men realized who dwelled there and what kind of giants they were, the men fled and barely escaped the stones and rocks that the giants threw at them.