"as I was rounding Malea, to drive me off course and send me drifting past Cythera"

Map showing the locations of Cape Malea and Cythera
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These are the last real locations mentioned by Odysseus in his story to the Phaeacians. From this point on, all places are mythical and their locations on a real map of the MediterraneanĀ is only guesswork (if indeed they are even supposed to represent real areas).