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1After embarking from Troy Odysseus and his men sailed to Ismarus home of the Cicones Odysseus and his men sacked the city but were ultimately driven off by the Cicones After these events Odysseus party landed their ships in the land of the Lotus-eaters where men who taste the lotus have no desire to return home Then they landed on the island of the Cyclops a land ruled by recluse giants After tricking blinding and escaping from the Cyclops Odysseus landed on the floating island of Aeolian This island is home to the famous Aeolus The crew stayed for a month and received supplies They then sailed for ten days almost reaching Ithaca But a jealous crewmember opened the bag given to Odysseus by Aeolus releasing the west winds and blowing them back to Aeolian Aeolian sent them off insulted by their return and the crew rowed to the island of Laestrygonian On the island the crew came across a people of giants who destroyed all but Odysseus ship with boulders They then reached the Aeaean island home of Circe After avoiding Circes magic and freeing his men Odysseus resided at the home of Circe for one year Then he traveled to the House of Death Upon reaching the land Odysseus performed the necessary rituals to invoke the spirits He received the information he was looking for from Tiresias and returns to the Aeaean island to perform the necessary burial rituals for his comrade Next he sailed past the island of the Sirens and through the cliffs where Scylla and Charybdis reside Then he sailed to the island of the Sun where he warned his mates not to harm the herds of cattle for retaliation by Helios But his crew did not obey and embarking from the island of the Sun the ship was hit with a storm Killing all the crew but Odysseus who was washed back to the dwelling of Charybdis and
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