Odysseus, now with only one ship, sails to Aeaea. Aeaea is home to the witch-goddess Circe, who drugs a portion of Odysseus’s men and turns them into pigs. As Odysseus goes to rescue them, Hermes approaches him and warns him about Circe, giving him an antidote so that he will not be affected by the drugs. With that, Odysseus heads to the palace of Circe. When he drinks the mixture and is not affected, Circe is surprised. Odysseus then pulls out his knife in a threatening manner, and she sort of submits, putting her guard down and proposing that they make love. Odysseus makes her swear an oath that she will not betray him, and when she does, he agrees to stay with her for a while. The men are turned back into humans, and they and Odysseus stay at Aeaea for a year, living in luxury.