Sure Kiddo, let's continue with book X of the Odyssey
He gave me a sack, the skin of a full-grown ox, binding inside the winds that howl from every quarter, for Zeus had made that king the master of all the winds, with power to calm them down or rouse them as he pleased.
This scene happens takes place while they are in reading about Odysseus and the King of the Winds on Aeolian island
Wow, I guess the King of the Winds does beat out Poseidon's curse.
"Snatching one of my men, he tore him up for dinner— the other two sprang free and reached the ships. But the king let loose a howling through the town that brought tremendous Laestrygonians swarming up from every side—hundreds, not like men, like Giants’ "
This scene happens as Odysseus and his men are visiting a strange island that houses the Laestrygonians, who are giant man eaters.
Sounds like Odyssues' caution saved him on that
Numbing sorrow had stunned the man to silence— tears welled in his eyes, his heart possessed by grief. We assailed him with questions—all at our wits’ end— till at last he could recount the fate our friends had met:
This scene happens as Odysseus and his remaining men are exploring Aeanean islands, which houses Circe an immortal