King Midas and the Golden Touch by M. Charlotte CraftThere once lived a very rich king called Midas
who believed that nothing was more precious than gold.So begins this imaginative and breathtaking retelling of the myth of the man with the golden touch. When a mysterious stranger offers to reward Midas for a kindness, the king does not hesitate: He wishes that all he touches would turn to gold. To his delight, his wish is granted and he soon sets about transforming his ordinary palace into a place of golden beauty. But to his dismay, when he accidentally turns his beloved daughter into a golden statue, Midas learns that what at first seems a blessing can also become a curse.
தங்க சிலை - Magical Golden Statue and King Midas Golden Touch - Tamil Moral Stories - Tamil Stories
The most famous King Midas is popularly remembered in Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. This came to be called the golden touch , or the Midas touch. However, Homer does not mention Midas or Gordias , while instead mentioning two other Phrygian kings, Mygdon and Otreus.
M. Charlotte Craft
The Significance of King Midas's Story in Life Today
Greed will imprison us all No one. The story is an allegory and tells us a moral tale. The moral of the fable King Midas is to never help someone because of money or gold. You must help them because you want to with your heart.
One day Silenus, the oldest of the satyrs who was now very weak, became lost in the vineyards of King Midas. Someone found him wandering helplessly about, barely able to walk, and brought him to the king. Long ago, Silenus had acted as nurse and teacher to the little wine-god, Bacchus. Now that Silenus had grown old, Bacchus, in turn, took care of him. So King Midas sent the man who found him to carry the satyr safely to Bacchus.