| Animation, Short, Comedy
Greedy King Midas is granted his wish that everything he touches turns to gold. However, he realizes this may be a curse, when he sits down to eat and the food turns to gold as well.
The legend of Midas, depicted on this film, may have been based on a historical king. Greek sources speak of a king Midas ruling Phrygia in the late 8th century BC and early 7th century BC. The Assyrian sources call this king "Mita" and seem to confirm his existence. The historical Midas reportedly committed suicide when his capital, Gordium, was destroyed by the invading Cimmerians. In 1957, archaeologists discovered a royal tomb in the ruins of Gordium. It contained the skeleton of a man who was about 60-years-old at the time of his death. The skeleton has been tentatively identified with Midas.
I'm known as rich King Midas / And when you look at me / You'll see a king / Who knows a thing / About his treasury / I never cared for women / I never cared for wine / But when I count / A large amount / Of money - ha ha - It's divine / Gold, gold,...
Midas cape apparently does not turn into gold.
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