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Phrygia  (FRIJ-ee-a)

Large region in what is now Turkey. The legendary Midas, possessor of the "Midas touch", was a king of Phrygia. He was said to have found a drunken satyr in his fields one day and restored the goat-man to his master, the wine-god Dionysus. In gratitude, the god granted Midas to ability to transform whatever he touched into gold. This proved a mixed blessing, as the power could not be turned on and off. Dionsysus was kind enough to let Midas wash away his "touch" in the Phrygian river Pactolus.
Phrygia was a region in Asia Minor. (zoom)