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Peninsula of Thessalia north of Euboea
Magnesia owed its name to the mythological hero Magnes, a son of Æolus, who was himself the father of Polydectes, the tyrant of the island of Seriphos where Perseus, still a baby, and his mother Danae landed after being abandonned at sea by Danae's father Acrisius, and of Dictys, who found them and became their protector against his brother who had fallen in love with Danae.