Odysseus and his crew stay for a month at Aeolus' house in Aeolia. Before they leave, Aeolus, being the god of winds, gives odysseus a bag of wings to help him get home to Ithaca.
While Odysseus sleeps on their journey back to Ithaca, some of his crew get jealous and open the bag thinking it is money that odysseus is keeping for himself.The wind escape and blow the ships of course, all the way back to Aeolia, where Aeolus isn't very welcoming and turns them away.
Next distraught Odysseus and his men visit the land of the Laestygonians, a species of large troll like people. Antiphates, the wife of the chief, calls her husband and the rest of the tribe who try to eat and kill Odysseus.They hurl rocks at the men, destroying many ships.
Odysseus and what is left of his crew come across an island, inhabited by the witch, Circe. When on land the company drew lots to decide who should explore the island. Odysseus was to stay at the beach with one half of the crew; Eurylochus goes to explore the island with the other half.
They come across Circes palace, which is home to many wild animals, which are actually humans, enchanted by the witch. She turns the crew into pigs, except Eurylochus who stays outside. After seeing what Circe did, Eurylochus goes back to the beach to tell Odysseus what happened.
On his way to the palace, Odysseus met Hermes, who gives him an antidote to Circes spells, called "moly". Odysseus then negotiates with Circe, and she turns his crew back into humans. They stay with her for a year and she tells them to go to the underworld.