'Midas' The story of Midas and his 'golden touch' started when Dionysus' elderly companion and foster father Seilenos, got drunk and disappeared. Reappearing in Midas, the King of Phrygia's prized rose garden. Midas took him in and treated him well, he entertained Seilenos for ten days and Seilenos told them great stories. On the eleventh day Midas brought back Seilenos to Dionysus. Who decided to grant him a wish for his hospitality. Midas wished for everything he touched, to turn to gold. He rejoiced when Dionysus granted him this power, and called for a feast. However everything he tried to eat or drink turned to a glittering gold, leading Midas to starve. Later that evening when Midas hugged his daughter she also turned into a golden statue. Horrified Midas went to Dionysus pleading, for him to take away this horrible curse. Dionysus told him to go and bathe in the Pactolus river and he did immediately. Midas found after bathing that he was cured of his forsaken disease, and now hated all wealth and splendor. Midas moved to the country and became a worshipper of Pan, the God of Fields and Satyr. Lara had always enjoyed stories like these, of great myth and legend. She wondered what Midas was doing down here, but she left those thoughts when she dove in the small square pool by the statue. She had the Scion to find, and her mind was set on this important goal.
Tomb Raider: Scion of Atlantis Chapter 8
Dec 16, 2010 by clairepitts1994
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