Eurylokhos

Eurylakhos is Odysseus's second in command. He doesn't trust Odysseus anymore after Odysseus left most of his men to die in the bay at Laistrygonia. When some of Odysseus's men become pigs and are trapped in Kirke's palace, Odysseus wants to go rescue them. Eurylokhos turns against Odysseus and tries to get the rest of the men to turn against him too by telling them that they will have the same fate as the rest of their crew. Odysseus persuades the men to come with him to rescue the trapped men, but Eurylokhos stays behind. (SW)