Odysseus and his men sail past the 2 Sirens, making their way towards the Charybdis and Scylla.
Encountering the Charybdis, they make a swift getaway, further into the strait.
Hooray! We made it!
Shortly after, the Scylla appears and is ready to whisk 6 of Odysseus' crew members.
"Soon as we came smartly within hailing distance, the two Sirens, noting our fast ship off their point, made ready, and they sang.... The lovely voices in ardor appealing over the water made me crave to listen, and I tried to say 'Untie me!' to the crew, jerking my brows; but they bent steady to the oars (Homer 119-126)."
After working their best efforts, Odysseus' men begin to feast on Helios cattle, despite Odysseus' warning.
"And all this time, in travail, sobbing, gaining on the current, we rowed into the strait, gaining on the current, we rowed into the strait-Scylla to port and on our starboard beam Charybdis, dire gorge of the salt sea tide... The shot spume soared to the landside heights, and fell like rain (Homer 171-176, 180)."
Zeus sends down a thunderbolt to destroy Odysseus' ship.
"Then Scylla made her strike, whisking six of my best men from the ship (Homer 188)."
Odysseus floats on a piece of driftwood to the island, Ogygia, home of Calypso.
"Odysseus tries to persuade his men to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god, Helios, but they insist on landing. Driven by hunger, they ignore Odysseus' warning not to feast on Helios' cattle. This disobedience angers the sun god, who threatens to stop shining if payment is not made for the loss of his cattle (Collection 6, p. 398).
But we must...
DO NOT EAT THEM
"To appease Helios, Zeus sends down a thunderbolt to sink Odysseus' ship. Odysseus alone survives (Collection 6, p. 398)."
"He eventually drifts to Ogygia, the home of Calypso, who keeps him on her island for seven years (Collection 6, p. 398)."