Odysseus now reaches the Aeolian Island, where he meets King Aeolus, who later gives him sacks of winds and sends him off. As he falls asleep, his crewman get curious, and release the winds, blowing them back in the direction they came. They return to the Aeolian Island, this time, being ordered off it.
Next, they landed on the Laestrgonian Island, where Antiphates, a giant, ate two crewmembers. Lastly, they came upon the Aeaean Island, where the goddess Circe lives. She ended up turning half his men into pigs. Hermes comes down and warns Odysseus, which is how he escapes and ends up having Circe free his men. She gives them all food and hospitality for a year, and then told Odysseus that he should go to the kingdom of the dead to talk to Tiresias, the prophet. She gives them offerings for the dead, then sets them off.
1. What is the significance of Antiphates drawing water?
2. What is the symbolism of Circe turning men into pigs?
3. Why didn't Odysseus get angry at his crew for opening the bag of winds?
4. Why must Odysseus give in to Circe's demands?
5. Why didn't Odysseus tell his crew what the bag contained?
6. How is the bag of winds and Odysseus similar?