"I am a native of the broad lands of Crete"
Minoan rhyton in the form of a bull
GNU Free Documentation LicenseMinoan rhyton in the form of a bull - Credit: Wolfgang Sauber/Wikimedia Commons

 Crete is the largest of the Greek islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It was the centre of the Minoan civilisation, though this pre-dates the setting of this epic.

                           

A Map of Minoan Crete
GNU Free Documentation LicenseA Map of Minoan Crete - Credit: Bibi Saint-Pol/Wikimedia Commons