Ulysses was the king of the Ithaca island who roamed the seas and different countries for ten years. One of his travelling stories is linked with the golden-haired magician Circe. She lived on the Aeaea Island in the Adriatic Sea, surrounded by various animals, in reality humans, victims of her magic. She lured the sailors to the island with her singing and gave them wine mixed with a magic potion. She did the same with Ulysses's companions, transforming them into pigs. But she did not manage to cast a spell on the King of Ithaca, she accomplished his demand and turned his companions into humans again. Ulysses passed a year on Circe's island.