Odysseus met Polyphemus -Posideon’s son- and asked him food and shelter but Polyphemus ignored him, ate six men and locked the rest in his cave. So Odysseus found a chance and blinded him with a wooden stake and escaped with his men. Polyphemus tried to kill them by throwing huge rocks at them between Katania and Taormina. The rocks are still in the sea and are called “the Cyclop’s rocks”.
Then they passed between the many-headed monster Scylla and (the whirlpool) Charybdis. It is southwest of Kalavria where there is still a small town called Skylla and on the opposite coast a city called Charybdis.
Six days later when they sailed again Jupiter punished them sending them a shipwreck in which all but Odysseus fought for nine days and nine nights to survive and in the end he was washed ashore on the island of Calypso who loved him at first sight and kept him as her lover for seven years. This island is supposed to be in Malta (a place called Gogo).