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The Myth of King Midas andhis Golden Touchfrom Greek mythology1Midas was a king of great fortune who ruled the country of Phrygia, in Asia Minor. He had everything aking could wish for. He lived in luxury in a great castle. He shared his life of abundance with hisbeautiful daughter. Even though he was very rich, Midas thought that his greatest happiness wasprovided by gold. His avarice was such that he used to spend his days counting his golden coins!Occasionally he used to cover his body with gold objects, as if he wanted to bathe in them. Money washis obsession.2One day, Dionyssus, the god of wine and revelry, passed through the kingdom of Midas. One of hiscompanions, a satyr named Silenus, got delayed along the way. Silenus got tired and decided to take anap in the famous rose gardens surrounding the palace of king Midas. There, he was found by the king,who recognized him instantly and invited him to spend a few days at his palace. After that, Midas took

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Greek Mythology, Midas, Phrygia, King Midas, Silenus

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