The odyssey. Book xii. Kirke’s Help. Odysseus and his men sail to Kirke’s island They bury Elpenor on the island Kirke warns Odysseus of the Seirenes , the threat of drifting rocks, and Kharybdis
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That same night, Odysseus had relayed his info from Kirke to his men, and they followed his instructions the next day
However, he purposely left out the part of Skylla and Kharybdis to avoid a revolt
As soon as they neared the island of the Seirenes, everyone of Odysseus’s crew put in their beeswax earplugs, and tied Odysseus to the mast so tight that he could not escape no matter how lulling the music was
He later described the music to his crew, but encouragingly told his crew to keep moving