The sweetness of the sirens voice made Ulysses want to plunge himself into the water and drown, but he was able to resist it.
It was time for Ulysses to go back to Greece, and he had to pass two very dangerous monsters. One of them would eat 6 of them, and the other would kill them all. It was an easy decision to make, so he steered more towards Scylla.
The winds make them sail into the port on Thrinacia. While in the land of the dead, they were warned to not kill any cows. For 30 days they were stuck, hunting all of the game on the island until there was none left. The crew cracked, and killed a cow. Zeus had decided to kill the crew. All of them died but Ulysses, who floated on timber for days, just trying to stay alive.
Ulysses landed on Calypso's island where he was held prisoner for 7 years. After almost being married to her, Ulysses prays to the gods for help. Athena hears his cries, and asks Calypso to release him. Calypso was generous and gave him a perfect boat for one sailor.
In Ulysses' life, he had been miles from home then swept away, seen his friends eaten alive, and quarreled with divine beings. Now, he was struck down in the middle of the ocean. Luckily, a nymph named Ino took pity on him and gave him a veil to breath underwater.
After 2 days of staight swimming, Ulysses landed on Scheria. Here, he meets Princess Nausicaa. She falls in love with him, but Ulysses decides he must go back to his wife.