What was the drug that Hermes gave Odysseus to help resist the magic of the witch-goddess?
Hermes told Odysseus to use the holy herb moly to protect himself from Circe’s wizardry and, having resisted it, to draw his sword and act as if he were to going to attack her. From there, Circe would ask him to bed, but Hermes advised caution, for even there the goddess would be treacherous.
Odysseus‘ ship is the only one to escape. He sails on and visits the witch–goddessCirce. She turns half of his men into swine after feeding them cheese and wine. Hermes warns Odysseus about Circe and gives him a drug called moly, which resists Circe’s magic.