The men land on a green island of cyclopes and find golden, smoking, goats roasting in a cave. As the starving men begin to eat, Polyphemus comes in and blocks the door to the cave. Ulysses tricks Polyphemus and blinds him. As Ulysses escapes, Polyphemus asks his father, Poseidon, to let Ulysses never reach home, cursing him forever in his travels home.
The Cyclop's Cave
Keeper of the Winds
The men land in the territory of Aeolus, the Keeper of the Winds, who is enchanted by Ulysses' stories. Aeolus gives Ulysses a sack that holds the East, North, and South winds, and the gentle West wind blows the ship home. However, when the ship nears the Ithaca coast, Poseidon fools some men into thinking that the sack holds jewels that Ulysses is keeping for himself. They open the sack and the powerful winds come out and wreak havoc on the ship.
Ulysses sends two scouts up a tree, but they are eaten by the tree, which is actually a giant cannibal. The many "trees" try to eat the men. Ulysses rallies the men and they fight and escape the island.