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Definition: King of Phrygia who was granted "the golden touch" by the Greek god Dionysus. Everything Midas touched turned to gold. Then, he got tired of the gold, especially since it no longer gave him happiness. Dionysus removed "the touch." Midas is also famous for receiving "donkey ears" from the Greek god Apollo for saying that another flute player was better than Apollo.

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