All three men named Aeolus appear to be connected genealogically, although the precise relationship, especially regarding the second and third Aeolus, is often ambiguous as their identities seem to have been merged by many ancient writers.Aeolus gives Odysseus a bag of winds , letting only the
gentle West wind free. This wind helps blow Odysseus and his crew
towards their home in Ithaca while the other winds are trapped
within the bag.