Phthia (Greek: Φθίη Transliterations:, Modern: Fthii, Ancient: Phthiē) is an ancient region of Greece, at the southern part of Magnesia, on the both sides of Othrys mountain. It was the homeland of the Myrmidones tribe, who took part in the Trojan War under Achilles.

Founded by the grandfather of Achilles and was the home of his father Peleus and his sea-nymph mother Thetis.

In Crito, one of the dialouges written by Plato, while Socrates was condemned to death and awaiting his execution, he had a dream where a woman told him that he would go to Phthia in three days--he interpreted it as a sign that his sentence would be carried out in three days.

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189 Phthia is an asteroid.

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