Odysseus tells who he is and his story: He was on his way back from Troy when the fleet was hit by a storm that carried them to the land of the Cicones, where Odysseus killed all the men and enslaved the women. Neighboring peoples warded them off. The fleet was hit by another storm, bringing them to the land of the Lotus Eaters, who tempted some of Odysseus' men with the fruit, making them forget all thoughts of returning home. He forced them back on board the ship and they reached the island of the Cyclopes. They found an inhabited cave but the Cyclops soon returns with his flock of sheep. Odysseus tells him that they are the Greeks and that his name is "Noman." Polyphemus, the Cyclops, kills four men and eats them. When the Cyclops set out for the fields again, the men devised a plan and heat a spear in the fire to drive into Polyphemus's eye. When he returned, Odysseus got him drunk and speared his eye. Polyphemus screamed for help, but no one came, because he said that no man hurt him. The next morning, Odysseus and his men escaped by clinging to the goat's bellies. As they sailed away, Odysseus taunted Polyphemus and told his real name. Polyphemus called on his father, Poseidon, to curse Odysseus, and hurled a huge rock at the ship.