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Story summary: King Midas Part 1

The satyr Silenus, favourite of the god Dionysus, becomes separated from his master’s company. He is found by mortals, bound with ropes and brought before King Midas. The king, furious at this treatment, at once frees the satyr and personally delivers him to Dionysus. In gratitude Dionysus rewards Midas with one wish. He wishes that everything he touches may turn to gold, a wish which soon becomes a curse. Midas petitions to be released from it and his request is granted by Dionysus.

Key themes

Greed
Choices and values
Forgiveness

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