The Stories of King Midas

Enjoy the stories that remind us of King Midas’ foolishness, as written by Andrew, and illustrated by Janyce, that we told at Bard College during the Symposium last May, while we keep on searching for partners willing to help our project. I hope you’ll like it as much as the children!

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This is a story from a time when gods walked on earth and looked as human as you or I. They spoke to people, and gave them gifts, and sometimes they punished them. Other times the gifts they gave were more punishment than gift…

Once upon a time, there was a mighty king named Midas, about whom two stories are told.
Midas ruled a rich and powerful kingdom, and lived in a beautiful palace. He lived a comfortable life with every kind of enjoyment, but he was never satisfied. Always Midas wished for more, more, more. Once upon a time, he got his chance to have it.

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