Odysseus and his men sailed until they came to an island. Odysseus explored a bit and killed a deer for his crew to eat. They feasted on the deer. The next day, they searched the island more in-depth. they found, in the middle of the woods, a palace being guarded by lions and wolves. The men were afraid of the beasts, but the animals came up to them, with wagging tails, as if greeting them. They went into the palace and found a beautiful god, Circe. She invited them in and to refresh themselves, so all of the men went to do just that except Eurylochus, who was suspicious. Circe gave the rest of the party a cup of honeyed wine to drink, and they turned into swine. They grunted and squealed as they ran to join the lions and wolves, who also used to be men. Eurylochus watched as Circe did this, so he slipped out and ran back to the ship where Odysseus was to tell him what happened. Odysseus went off to save his crew, but on his way, he encountered a beautiful young man. The youth gave Odysseus some moly, an herb, and told him to put it in the cup that she offered him and it wouldn't turn him into a pig. Then he told him to draw his sword and run at her as if he was going to harm her, and he made her promise to let his men go and to not do any harm to them. The young man was Hermes, the messenger of Zeus. Odysseus did as he was told and her spell had no effect on him, and he got his crew changed back. After his crew was human once again, they went into the palace and had a feast. Circe made them comfortable in her palace and her maidens granted all of their wishes, so there they rested for a year. When he told her that he was to go home, she gave him advice about his upcoming adventures. She tells him he must go see Tiresias in Hades. They say good bye after that. The next morning, they depart from the island, but one of their crew members died there the night before they left.