Summary of Follies of Midas
One day, two servants brought a satyr to the foolish and greedy king, Midas. Midas discovered that the the satyr was Silenus, a tutor of a god. They spent several days drinking and enjoying themselves.
Midas quickly tried out his gift and held a feast to show of his new trick. He learned that even his food turned to gold so he couldn't eat or drink. King Midas rushed back to the god, Bacchus, that gave him the gift and asked for it to be taken away.
Thanks for bringing him. Have a wish!
OK! I wish for the Golden Touch!
Midas was told to wash off his Golden Touch in the river, and he he did. He promised never to be foolish again.
Later, Midas finds Pan and Apollo in the forest, having a music contest. Midas acts as judge and stupidly picks Pan.
Apollo gives Midas donkey ears as a punishment and he covers them with a turban. Only Midas' barber knew the secret.
The secret got out and Midas became the laughingstock of Greece.
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