The myth of King Midas and his golden touch - Iseult Gillespie
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While the gods usually transform on demand, the morphing of humans into other creatures is subject to the whims of the gods. In this case, both Dionysus and Apollo intervene in Midas’s state of being. After an unfortunate run-in with Apollo, Midas is left with the ears of a donkey. His cover-up for his mutation is called a Phrygian cap. Learn more about the ancient kingdom of Phrygia here.
Was there really a King Midas? This article tries to get at the truth behind the myth, and this piece confirms that there was a ruler called Midas, and that the excavation of his former kingdom has led to some surprising discoveries.
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