AS TOLD BY ODYSSEUS
The Ithacans reached the home of Aeolus, master of the winds. He gave them a leather wine-sack tied with silver string, containing the East, North and South winds. The west wind was left free to blow them home.
Soon they were within sight of Ithaca, but Odysseus' men got greedy. Convinced that the leather bag was full of gold, they opened it, which released a devastating storm. Helpless, the fleet was blown back to Aeolus, who refused to help them again.
From there, the Ithacans rowed to the distant land of the Laestrygonians, ruled over by King Antiphates. Most of the fleet moored in a safe harbour, but Odysseus directed his own ship to hide out of sight nearby. On land, Odysseus found the king's beautiful daughter by a stream.
She offered to introduce him to her parents, but they turned out to be huge cannibal monsters. The Laestrygonians began devouring his men, and smashed his boats in the harbour with huge rocks. Odysseus escaped on a single ship - the one he had hidden away from the harbour. Everyone not on that single ship was killed.