In ancient Greek, there was a king named Midas. He had lot of gold and everything he needed. He also had a beautiful daughter. Midas loved his gold very much but he loved his daughter more than his riches. One day a satyr named Silenus got drunk and passed out in Midas rose garden. Believing satyrs always brings good luck, Midas let Silenus rest in his palace until he was sober, against the wishes of his wife and daughter. Silenus is a friend of Dionysus, the god of wishes and celebrations. Upon hearing Midas kindness towards his friends, Dionysus decided to reward the king.
When asked to wish for something, Midas said, I wish everything I touch to turn to gold. Dionysus knew it was not a good idea, but he granted Midas his wish. Happy that his wish was granted, Midas went around and randomly touched things in his garden, turning them into gold. He touched an apple it turned into a shiny gold apple. His subjects were astonished but happy to see so much gold in the palace. In his happiness, Midas went and hugged his daughter and before he realized it, he turned his daughter into a lifeless statue. Midas ran back to the garden and called for Dionysus. He begged the god to take away his power to save his daughter. Dionysus gave Midas a solution to change everything back to how it was before the wish. Midas learned his lesson and lived his life contented with what he had. Moral Lesson: Do not be greedy. Be happy and be contented with whatever you have.