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Overview

King Midas is widely remembered in Ancient Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. This came to be called the golden touch, or the Midas touch.

Golden Touch

King Midas found the wandering Silenus, the Satyr and companion of the god Dionysus. For his kind treatment he was rewarded by Dionysus with a wish. The king wished that all he touched might turn to gold, but when his food became gold and he nearly starved to death as a result, he realized his error. He hugged his daughter a she was turned to gold.[1]

20th Century

A man summons the ghost of King Midas and demands his power to turn objects to gold. He thinks that he will be more clever than Midas and just get the power in his right hand so that he can eat with his left, but he gets in a vehicle accident and they amputate his left hand.[1]

In more recent times a prospector in search of gold found a cave where there was a large strand of gold but when he saw that there was another man inside, he thought that someone else had preceded him in the find and then he rushed against him by not believing the story he had told him and being King Midas. This transmitted to the miner the curse of King Midas whose hands turned into gold.[2]

Powers

His touch can transform any animated or inanimate object into gold. He also claims to have some form of telepathy.



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