King Midas is so greedy. He wants to be the richest king in the world. He wants his people to envy him.
King Midas was walking from his garden and found a pair of hooves sticking out of the rosebushes. He tells Silenus that he is going to inform Dionysus that he is there. Silenus says he will stay with King Midas if Midas lets him.
Dionysus meets King Midas and thanks him for watching his satyr. As a gift, Dionysus says that he will give King Midas a wish. Midas wishes for the golden touch.
King Midas tests out the new power by touching the flowers in the garden. They turn to gold! But then, when he tries to eat, the food turns into gold. He realizes this might be bad.
At this moment, Midas's daughter ran into the room . Midas shouted "Stay away from me!" She put her arms around him to give him a hug, but his golden touch turned her into gold. She was now a gleaming but lifeless statue.
Dionysus tells King Midas to go to river Pactolus. If he gets in the water, the power washes away. King Midas realizes the power has been taken away when he sees the golden nuggets by the river. He returns home and sees everything is normal. He is content.