The Odyssey

What happens to Odysseus companions in book 12

What happens to Odysseus companions on book 12 of the odyssey 

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While Odysseus prays to the gods in isolation one day, Eurylokhos incites the others to sacrifice the oxen. Odysseus returns and sees what has happened, and quickly Lord Helios asks Zeus to punish them. After the crew feasts for six days, they set sail. Zeus whips up a storm for punishment and shoots a thunderbolt at the ship, wrecking it. The men fall in the water, and Odysseus grabs on to floating pieces of the ship. He drifts back to Kharybdis, from which he barely escapes. With protection from above, he squeaks by Skylla and drifts to Kalypso's island. Odysseus reminds his audience that he has already told them of this.