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The story of King Midas is a tale of Greek mythology Mythology is a part of mans need to explain to himself the origin and the wonders of the earth around him like the mountains and the oceans and the seasons to name a few Men made up stories about these phenomena and invented gods to instruct them As the ages passed and the tribes shifted they brought there stories with them But as they shifted and migrated there stories changed too Eventually men erected shrines and temples to there gods and heroes They prayed to there gods Looked to them for help and guidance and made sacrifices to them and they also celebrated them at festivals During this time most people worshiped gods that were unhumanlike gods But the Greeks worshiped humanlike gods Midas was the son of Gordius and Cybele And was said to be the father of a bastered son called lityerses Midas was the king of Phrygia And is said to be the founder of Ankara It was said that King Midas hade a spectacular rose garden The story of King Midas is one of these so-called myths of ancient Greek mythology it goes like this It is said that some servants of King Midas found silenus and old satyr Also a companion of Dionysus which is the god of wine sleeping in the Kings famous rose garden They tied him up with garland rope and took him before The king As soon as King Midas saw the satyr he knew the he was a companion of Dionysus So the king treated silenus with great respect and returned Dionysus Dionysus was so grateful on his return that he told King Midas that he would grant any wish he wanted Before thinking the greedy short-sided King Midas asked to be given the golden touch The grateful Dionysus granted his wish The result was that everything that he
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