One day Midas discovered satyr who was drunk, and dosing in his rose gardens.
He immediately recognised the satyr as Silenus, one of Dionysus' companions, and let him cure his hangover at the palace.
Dionysus, pleased with the kings hospitality, decided to grant,the him one wish. Midas was a greedy man, and even though he had everything, he still wanted more. He deicded to ask for a golden touch, so that everything he touched turned to gold.
The king ran around the palace grounds excited to try out his new power. Soon everything in the palace had turned to gold. Midas, tired after the excitement sat down to have something to eat, but he found that everything would turn to gold before he could eat it. He then decided to go show his daughter his new power, but accidentally touched her, turning her to gold.
Regretting his choices, Midas begged Dionysus to turn Philomena back. Dionysus eventually agreed and told Midas to bathe in the River Pactolus to wash of his golden touch.
Midas did as instructed and bathed in the river leaving the golden touch to travel through the water. When he came back to the palace he found that everything was back to normal, and was delighted to see that his daughter was no longer gold.