Odysseus has went through a lot to get to this island. He and his crew are trying to get back to Ithaca. They stop here on this island and come in contact with a cyclops. It said he was not letting them leave. So while it was not asleep they stabbed him in the eye and blinded him. What they did not know was the cyclops was Posideans son, so they were cursed not to be able to go home.
Odysseus and his crew have to sail through some of the most dangerous monsters of the sea. They decide to go closer to Schila because they would only loose six men instead of the whole ship. Schila has six heads and each head eats a man.
After Odysseus and his crew get their boat wrecked, Odysseus is the only one left from his ship. He washes up on a sea nymphs island. She is so happy to have him, and wants him forever. After 7 years go by, Hermes is sent to tell Calypso to let Odysseus go.