21.7-11, 17-21, 25-6, 233-6).(9) Monstrous Cyclopes and Laestrygones
are hardly mentioned by accident in the Sicilian Geography (6.2.1).
In Books IX-XII Odysseus recounts for the Phaeacians his adventures since leaving Troy: he first comes to the land of the Lotus-Eaters and struggles with lotus-induced lethargy; he blinds Polyphemus the Cyclops, a son of Poseidon; he loses 11 of his 12 ships to the cannibalistic Laestrygones
and reaches the island of the enchantress Circe, who has turned some of his companions into swine.