"After sailing from the Cyclops's island, Odysseus and his men land on the island of Aeolia."
"But during the voyage, the suspicious and curious sailors open the bag, thinking it contains treasure, and the evil winds roar up into hurricanes to threaten the luckless Odysseus again."
"After many of his men are killed and eaten by the gigantic cannibals called Laestrygonians, Odysseus ship lands on Aeaea, the home of witch Circe."
"In the wild wood they found an open glade, around a smooth stone house- the hall of Circe..."
"There Odysseus shares her meat and wine, and she restores his heart. But, after many seasons of feasting and other pleasures, Odysseus and his men beg Circe to help the get home."
"She responds to their pleas with the command that Odysseus alone descend to the Land of the Dead, "the cold homes of death and pale Persephone,"queen of the Underworld. There, Odysseus must seek the wisdom of the blind prophet Teiresias."