Greek Mythology: King Midas As A Greek God

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Much of the stories and events in today 's world are connected to Greek Mythology. King Midas is a Greek god that is not known well. Although, King Midas is not known well, he is known for his wealth. King Midas did not rise very powerful in the Greek Gods because of his stupidity, the Trojan War, and his symbol, and his ugly looks.
King Midas was a Greek god without much sense. King Midas so foolish that he could be deadly. “He was an example of folly being as fatal as sin, for he meant no harm; he merely did not use any intelligence” (Hamilton 395). He never took into consideration of what would happen if he did something. Also, he would make foolish mistakes like, siding with Pan instead of Apollo. A book of mythology stated, “Nevertheless,
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“According to Greek mythology, the Trojan War originated with and apple” (Ewing). The trojan war started when a golden apple was threw into the midst of three goddesses. The three goddesses were Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. Next, each goddess wanted to offer a bribe. “Each goddess offered him a bribe: Hera assured him of kingship over all men; Athena guaranteed victory in war, and Aphrodite promised him the most beautiful woman” (Ewing). The goddesses bribes were great, but the bribe from Aphrodite was the greatest. “He opted for Aphrodite’s gift and received the promise of Helen, the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta” (Ewing). Aphrodite 's bribe of the most beautiful woman overpowered all other bribes. He went to Troy and seduced Helen and brought her with him. King Midas not only was involved in the Trojan War, but he had the looks of a piece of…show more content…
King Midas had a donkeys ears. “Midas hid them under a cap especially made for that purpose, but the servant who cut his hair was obliged to see them” (Hamilton 396). King Midas was embarrassed of his ears, but it was his foolishness that gave them to him. He never wanted to show his ears in public, so he had a special hat made to hide them. Although he never wanted to show his ears, there was one person who had to see them, his barber. “He swore a solemn oath never to tell, but the secrecy so weighed upon the man that he finally went and dug a hole in a field and spoke softly into it, ‘King Midas has asses’ ears” (Hamilton 396 & 397). His baber had swore never to tell that King Midas has asses’ ears, but the secrecy became to burdenful. The barber went into a field and dug a hole. He spoke the secret into that hole and filled in the hole. The spring reeds grew over the field , and when the wind would blow the secret was spoken in the
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