2THE TROJAN WAR IS OVER AND ODYSSEUS HEADS HOME FOR ITHACA.
3BUT HE IS BLOWN OFF COURSE! He went first to the land of the Ciconians and then to the land of the Lotus-eaters.
4"From Troy the wind bore me and brought me to the Cicones, to Ismarus "From Troy the wind bore me and brought me to the Cicones, to Ismarus. There I sacked the city and slew the men; and from the city we took their wives and great store of treasure, and divided them among us..."
13But when the ships are in sight of Ithaca, Odysseus' men get curious and open the bag of winds
14Away from Aeolus, Odysseus and his fleet come to a strange place called the Land of the Laestrygonians. The people here are cannibals and they eat some of Odysseus' men. Then they launch rocks from the high cliffs, destroying 11 of Odysseus' 12 ships. Odysseus is compelled to leave with only his ship.