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The story of King Midas

A myth submitted to the site by Ayesha

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King Midas was a very rich man. He lived in a castle with his daughter Phillomena. Phillomena was a very beautiful girl with a beautiful smile that everyone adorded.
Phillomena ment everything to King Midas.

One day Phillomena came up to her father and said "father there's a strange man at our gates," so King Midas held Pillomena's hand and went out side to see who this strange man was. To his amazment it was Silenus a friend of the god Dionysus. Instead of sending Silenus away, King Midas invited him to stay at his palace.

King Midas enjoyed having Silenus around but soon it was time for him to go. The god Dionysus was pleased Midas had helped his friend and offered to grant Midas a wish.
King Midas wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. Then he would be the richest man in the world.

The god kept his promise and sure enough, everything Midas touched turned to gold. He went round his palace using his new power. But King Midas wish turned against him. He found that he couldn't eat or drink as all his food and wine turned to gold when he touched it! Midas begged Dionysus to remove the spell. So Dionysus removed the spell and he lived happily ever after.

By Ayesha
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Name: Alice 16th August 2017
I learned that Phillomena hugged Midas and turned to gold and when Midas realized what he'd done, he prayed to Dionysus to rid him of his gift but he refused until Midas proved he was no longer as greedy as he was when he wished for it in the first place.
Name: Isabella 27th July 2017
wasn\'t the Silenus drunk and somehow got into the royal garden?
Name: Lisa 17th June 2017
This is a bit off. King Midas had everything turned to gold even his beloved daughter and when he prayed to Dionysus to take away his gift the god relented and told him to wash in the river Pactolus and whatever was put into the water would be turned back to what it was. King Midas put his hands in the water and the power flowed into the river which is why the river Pactolus is so rich in gold.
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