The Question and Answer section for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
When the ship moved out of the land of mist and snow, the winds stopped, and the sails drooped. The sailors blamed the ancient mariner for the change.
First, they blamed and rebuked the ancient mariner for killing the albatross which brought good luck and breeze with it. It helped them by breaking the ice around the ship and provided a way for the ship to steer. Second, when fog and mist...
Are you referring to the albatross?
The albatross was a symbol of good luck and fair wind. The sailors felt that the Mariner destroyed any good fortune they will have.
And I had done a hellish thing,
And it would work 'em woe:
For all averred, I...