Justin Polak Block 4 2/6/09 King Midas and Morality The story of King Midas is centered around certain morals. Such morals can prove beneficial to society and one’s wellbeing. These morals are resistance to greed, honesty, and helping others. In the story of King Midas, Midas learns the hard way not to be greedy.What is the legend of King Midas?
Midas, in Greek and Roman legend, a king of Phrygia, known for his foolishness and greed. The stories of Midas, part of the Dionysiac cycle of legends, were first elaborated in the burlesques of the Athenian satyr plays.What is the lesson of King Midas?
Lesson Summary. King Midas is a rich king who wants to add to his wealth so much that he wishes everything he touches will turn to gold. To the king's horror, not only does the furniture turn into gold, but so does his breakfast and his daughter! After the king learns his lesson, he is given the ability to turn everything back to normal.