ccording to myth, Aeolos was the Greek God
of wind and air, who lived on the floating
island, Aeolia. In the caves of this island Aeolos had
imprisoned the winds. He would let them out
only as the Gods of Olympus instructed, whether
in gusts, gales or breezes.
Odysseus did as Aeolos bid him, but once his homeland was in sight, he laid down to sleep, knowing he neednít worry about poor weather. But as he slept, one of his men curiously opened the bag, freeing all the fierce winds and blowing the little ship way of course.