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Definition

Midas was a mythical king of Phrygia in Asia Minor who was famous for his extraordinary ability to change anything he touched into gold. This gift was given to him by Dionysos in thanks for his hospitality to the wise satyr Silenus. Midas also judged Pan a greater musician than Apollo and so was given ass’s ears as a punishment.

More about: Midas

Timeline

  • 738 BCE - c. 696 BCE
    Reign of King Mita of the Mushki (possibly the real King Midas).
  • 709 BCE
    Mita of the Mushki (possibly King Midas) allies with King Sargon II of Assyria.
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