Odysseus tells Phaeacians that they got pushed into their land from the ocean by the strong winds. The Cicones switched up on them and attacked them. Many of their men were killed but they escaped.
The men had escaped the attack of the Cicones. Although they had lost about 6 men per ship. As they were on the travel, Zeus sends a storm their way. They are stuck in this storm for 9 days until they arrived to a lotus eating island.
Escaped Cicones, ran into lotus eaters
When the men washed up to this island everyone was eating lotus. The people who lived her gave Oddessyus's crew some lotus fruit. They all forgot about home and what they were doing, all they wanted to do was eat this addicting fruit.
The more the men eat the fruit the more they just forget what they're doing and want to eat more. Odysseus needs to get them off the island but the only way to do that is to lock them up on the ship so that's what he decided to do.
the men sail and end up on the land of cyclops. they were wondering the land as they came up to a cave full of sheep and crates of milk and cheese. cyclops polyphemus arrives to the cave and devours two men and traps odysseus and the rest of his men in his cave.
Odysseus is just trying to come up with a plan to escape. He comes up with a plan to get polyphemus drunk of the wine he brought from the ship. The minute polyphemus passed out from the wine odysseus and some of his men take a hot staff and stab him in his eye and escape.