(189) Phthia

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Discovered 1878 Sept. 9 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

Many explanations are given in Greek mythology: (1) Phthia was a daughter of Niobe {see planet  (71)} and was killed by Artemis {see planet  (105)}. (2) Phthia was a mistress of Zeus, Apollo {see planets  (5731),  (1862)}, or Phoenix. It is also the name of a town in Thessaly where Achilles {see planet  (588)} was born. (Z 209)

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