Odysseus and his men land in the island of Aelous, where Odysseus is given two parting gifts: A fair west wind to blow the ships, and a bag holding all the stormy winds. The bag containing the stormy winds is opened thinking it contained gold and silver, and the ships are then blown back to Aeolus's island, where the mariners then stop at the island of the Laestrygones, or cannibals who bombard the ships with boulders.
The Land of the Dead
Unfortunately, you will be the only man left of your crew.
Odysseus faces another obstacle when landing on the island of Aeaea, which is owned by a witch named Circe. She uses her tricks then turn Odysseus's men into pigs. Odysseus is then helped by Eurylochs and Hermes to be protected from her power, and to plead for his and his men's freedom.
Sirens, Scylla, Charybdis
After Odysseus landed on the island of Ogygia,Odysseus met the minor goddess and nymph, Calypso. Calypso soon fell madly in love with Odysseus, and she forced the traveler to remain on the island as her husband and hostage.In all,Odysseus spent seven years on the island as Calypso's captive.
My men should have listened and not come to the island because if they hadn't then they would still be alive.
In this part of the Odyssey, Circe just demanded Odysseus to go to the land of the dead, where Old dead souls lie, and find Tiresias, who will foretell his future. He finds Tiresias and tells him that in the future, a journey on his ship will kill all his men and he will be the only one who remains. He also is tempted to go to the dead souls of loved one but needs to go to Tiresias.
In this part of Odysseus's journey, he is faced with the challenge of the three dangers of the ocean, the Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis. These threats killed men from the ship, destroyed the ship, and tried to deviate Odysseus from his destination. They were very dangerous, and it needed a lot of determination from Odysseus to his crew members to continue the journey.
Towards the end of his journey Odysseus tries to persuade his men to avoid Thrinacia, the island of Helios, the sun god, but they ignored him and landed there anyways. Odysseus's men eat Helios' cattle and he threatens to stop shining if he doesn't get his payment back. Zeus sends down a thuderbolt to sink Odysseus's ship and he is the only one who survives. He then drifts off to the home of Calypso, Ogygia, and stays there for seven years.