King Midas and The Golden Touch
midas and his gold touch
One day Silenus, a friend of the god Dionysus came to King Midas' palace and was welcomed in.
Silenus was very happy because of Midas' hospitality and decided to grant him a wish.
Midas wished that everything he touched would turn into gold. Silenus granted the wish and left.
However, his wish turned against him. He could not eat or drink as everything he touched turned to gold.As he hugged his daughter she turned into gold as well.
King Midas was so sad and begged Silenus' master, Dionysus to remove the wish. Dionysus gave Midas instructions.
Midas was asked to wash it away in the River Pactolus. It still shines its golden gleam today
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