Mythology - Study Guide Part Six. The Less Important Myths - Midas and Others Summary & Analysis

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Midas was a king rewarded by Bacchus with any gift he chose. He asked for whatever he touched to turn to gold, but soon regretted it when he tried to pick up food. Later, he was given asses' ears by Apollo for siding with Pan instead of Apollo in a music contest.

Aesculapius was the son of Apollo and a mortal woman whom Apollo killed for being unfaithful. He saved his son, however, who grew to be a great healer. One day he even brought a man back from the dead, for which Zeus struck him dead with a thunderbolt. Aesculapius was worshipped afterwards by the Greeks and the Romans as a god of healing.

The Danaïds were fifty women who killed their husbands on the...

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