When Odysseus and his crew sailed and reached the land of Aeolus, a floating island, the keeper of the winds gave them winds to travel quickly home. When they were almost home and had sight of Ithaca, Odysseus fell asleep and the crew became jealous of all the gives Odysseus received. They took one of the bags that Odysseus had acquired and untied it. It turn out to be a bag of winds and blew them right back to the island of Aeolus. When Odysseus asked once more for the help of his winds to travel home, the keeper of winds declined and made them leave right away, because he thought the gods hated him. They left and oared for a straight 15 days until they came across that island of Laestrygonia where there were cannibal giants who ate them and only Odysseus' ship remained. Relieved that they made it out alive, but morning for the men they lost, they set sail once again and arrived at the land of Circe, where men set off to her palace, only to be poisoned and turned into pigs. One man stayed behind because he predicted it to be a trap, Eurylochus. He told Odysseus what had happened and then Odysseus set off to save his men. On the way, Hermes stopped him and gave him advice. He gave him an herb to shield him from the poison Circe would give him. He then persuaded her to free his men and ultimately ended up staying a whole year to prepare to set sail again. When the men were getting anxious to leave, Odysseus told Circe and she gave him advice on how to get home. She told him to go to the underworld and Tiresias, a dead prophet, would advise them on their journey home. Before they left, the youngest crew member, Elpenor fell and died.