Miscellaneous Myths: King Midas

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Midas
Midas

I knew of both of these stories

Vor 4 Stunden
Thomas Godridge
Thomas Godridge

Seriously, what is the music at 2:37 ? I've been trying to figure this out for *years* Or has it been said before, and I'm just dumb?

Vor 9 Stunden
Alex Tal
Alex Tal

I didnt know about the daughter being a later addition

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{𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝒮𝒾𝓁𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝑀𝑜𝑜𝓃}

I LOVE THE SONG IN THE ENDING ITS SO UNDERRATED ENSUDBFBEKSNDHOESNDUOSSMSN I LOVE THAT SONG I LISTEN TO IT ALL THE TIME

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Nether Illager
Nether Illager

As someone how was instructed to do something very similar, we do not need more plants like that

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Trinston Michaels
Trinston Michaels

Trinston was here....

Vor 3 Tage
Yoann Belleville
Yoann Belleville

Come on, Midas was just trying to make his pal Pan a solid by voting for him.

Vor 3 Tage
titangirl161
titangirl161

I've also heard a version where Midas was initially enraged and wanted to kill the barber, but calmed down and decided to forgive him, and Apollo was somehow impressed by his show of mercy (???) and changed his ears back to normal. Even if not all canonical, I like hearing the different versions (I thought the daughter thing was always part of it!).

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Lucky
Lucky

do you think you could make like....a lightning round video of a bunch of minor gods and the myths they were featured in?

Vor 3 Tage
non-bird-nary
non-bird-nary

okay but the food turning to gold thing is STUPID unless he is eating it with his grubby hands

Vor 5 Tage
snuggly face
snuggly face

Please, make, an album of covers

Vor 5 Tage
im tired
im tired

Is no one gonna talk about her absolutely beautiful singing

Vor 5 Tage
Seththedark one8
Seththedark one8

by the way Midas didn't ask for the golden touch he just asked for ALOT of gold and Dionysus gave him the golden touch as a way of getting that gold( he didn't ask for it, his plan just backfired)

Vor 6 Tage
Unknown User .O.N
Unknown User .O.N

Ok but is no one Gonna Talk how Dionysus Is Wearing a panther Outfit and he is associated with Panthers . This goes for the pagans Who work with him. I’m Christian and even I know this. 😉😳

Vor 6 Tage
DougtheDonkey
DougtheDonkey

I had never heard that last bit about the music, very glad I could finally learn it

Vor 8 Tage
Mileonas Lionclaw
Mileonas Lionclaw

I am flesh and I am bone Arise ting tang like glitter and Gold I got a fire in my soul rise up ting tang like glitter! Yes! Thank you for that red

Vor 9 Tage
SquidysWorld
SquidysWorld

Well that song was a present surprise

Vor 9 Tage
Feitan Portor
Feitan Portor

Could you do a video about Finnish mythology/folklore when you have the time?

Vor 11 Tage
Spicy Ginger
Spicy Ginger

Midas must have also not understanding economics

Vor 11 Tage
1 d
1 d

Pan plays Work Bitch on flute Apollo plays Total Eclipse of the Heart on harp Choose your fighter.

Vor 12 Tage
Faux Nominal
Faux Nominal

Do you think cautionary tales about magic that’s not applicable to real life are influenced by Christianity’s aversion to partaking in magic/“demonic stuff?”

Vor 13 Tage
Old Time Farm Boy
Old Time Farm Boy

Wish that everything your fingertips touch turns to gold then get a pair of really nice finely woven silk gloves and put them on. Very thin strands of gold are very flexible and being finely woven will still be breathable and will prevent your fingertips from touching anything until you take them off. That way nothing you touch will turn to gold until you need more gold and take one of the gloves off so your finger tip actually touches it.

Vor 14 Tage
Logan's Walk
Logan's Walk

This is a prime example of phrasing instead of say " i want anything I touch to turn into gold" he should've said "I want anything I *wish* to turn into gold" that way you can pick and choose what gets turned into gold got to look out for those monkey paw situations.

Vor 15 Tage
Srishti Rani
Srishti Rani

*please read it*: in the myth of marsyas the earliest literary sources say that midas was chosen to be the judge between God of music and marsyas (5BC : timeline of the story) & then there's ovid work (1BC-1AD) (1BC

Vor 15 Tage
Magos Numenius
Magos Numenius

3:40 you need to release full versions of these covers you do at the end of your videos, that was great

Vor 16 Tage
Gaby Gibson
Gaby Gibson

Nathaniel Hawthorne added that? Huh.

Vor 16 Tage
Southwest Snail
Southwest Snail

Only the silliest of punishments for the silly silly man

Vor 17 Tage
James McCormick
James McCormick

Red have you considered covering any Māori stories/history (it is technically incorrect to call them myths), e.g. how Māui slowed the sun, Māui and the goddess of fire, how Māui fished up the north island? I loved hearing those growing up and could see you vibing on Māui's Monkey King-esque shenanigans

Vor 17 Tage
AF
AF

I love how unrelated the second half is its just kinda "and then" LOL

Vor 17 Tage
chandler muehlberg
chandler muehlberg

Midas for the first part of the pan and apollo story had the look of ooooo this is not something I should get involved in but then the second half came around and he's like screw it lets get involved

Vor 17 Tage
GameBrain Jagras
GameBrain Jagras

Love the friendly competition that Apollo and Pan have

Vor 18 Tage
Mr_Milquetoast
Mr_Milquetoast

my school Theatre class performed Metamorphosis once. I was a narrator. Midas very much did not have a good time lmao

Vor 18 Tage
Lopsided Bear
Lopsided Bear

Hahaha! You just reminded me that these were bed time stories for me in my childhood. I had weird parents

Vor 18 Tage
Amaya Jackson
Amaya Jackson

ah Midas you loveable idiot!

Vor 18 Tage
CeyEs00
CeyEs00

A suggestion for miscellaneous myths. Book of Dede Korkut. It has a bunch of mythical and cautionary tales and is about oghuz Turks pre Islamic belief but because it was written during the Turkic conversion to the Islam. It is pretty interesting

Vor 19 Tage
j. mines
j. mines

This poor mother f'er all he did was help people and get divine punishment for helping the people who are now torturing him

Vor 19 Tage
The Oblivitana Archives
The Oblivitana Archives

Moral of the story, don’t ask Dionysus for something (duh, he’s probs drunk)

Vor 19 Tage
Aleplayer’s Domain
Aleplayer’s Domain

Ah electrum, the only currency that dwarves use! 😂.

Vor 19 Tage
sofia flexsha cresencio
sofia flexsha cresencio

I hope this isn't rude but the video I watched before this is 'Jekyll and Hyde' and coincidentally I have a game about it made from MaZM AND coincidentally MaZM also made a game about another literature work,'The Phantom of the Opera'.Are you interested about making a video of 'The phantom of the opera'? I understand the summarized version of it because it's everywhere but I never actually took the time to read it.

Vor 19 Tage
epilesbian
epilesbian

WOAH WOAH WOAH WAIT. we have a story in ireland about a king called labhraí loingseach who was cursed with donkeys ears and killed each of his barbers, until one managed to get away with his life if he promised to keep the secret, and but the barber went out into the woods and told an old tree, which was then cut down and turned into a harp and the harp’s music could only sing “tá cluasa asail ar labhraí loingseach!” (labhraí loingseach has donkey ears) SOMEONE EXPLAIN HOW THIS INCREDIBLY CLOSE PARALLEL CAME TO BE

Vor 20 Tage
Zachary McCutcheon
Zachary McCutcheon

love the song choice.

Vor 20 Tage
abhimanyu singh
abhimanyu singh

Red, pls release ur cover album, we need it

Vor 20 Tage
A k
A k

Please do a vid on the Kalevala

Vor 21 Tag
Lyz_Avi Scarlet
Lyz_Avi Scarlet

Can I just mention that Pan bragged so much about "winning" the competition that Apollo got pissed and SKINNED HIM ALIVE... fun.

Vor 21 Tag
Elfos64
Elfos64

In third grade, I read a version of the story where Midas had to go on this like whole quest to rid himself of the golden touch. The spirit that gave him the power got sick or something and normally he had a tree that grew magic fruit he ate to keep himself healthy but a witch or something stole the tree and so Midas had to go through all the trouble of reclaiming it so that the spirit could be healthy enough to remove the curse.

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Featherflame
Featherflame

Laughing at Midas and Vibing with the song. I love this channel

Vor 22 Tage
yakir chernin
yakir chernin

I just reread Rick Riorden's "Lost Hero' his interpitation of Midas was a bit... cartoonish. but fun

Vor 22 Tage
Dan Zrt
Dan Zrt

Red’s singing fills my heart

Vor 23 Tage
KumaKie
KumaKie

That was a lovely rendition of glittering gold absolutely wonderful.

Vor 23 Tage
mutantmaster1
mutantmaster1

The second Midas story sounds like Apollo used Vicious Mockery on reflex, and Midas was lucky to JUST get donkey ears

Vor 24 Tage
mothers and fuckers of the jury
mothers and fuckers of the jury

Midas: I think Pan is the better musician, His melody is beautiful, mysterious and rustic and no divinity can change that Apollo: Pan isn’t gonna fuck you bro

Vor 24 Tage
pixel genius
pixel genius

I was not expecting Barns Courtney at the end there. What a lovely suprise!

Vor 25 Tage
Ivy Indigo Vlogs
Ivy Indigo Vlogs

gahhh i always miss out on your pins! I want the whole greek gods but i always am broke when you bring them out XD

Vor 25 Tage
Mason Johnston
Mason Johnston

wasn't it marsyas and not pan in that apollo myth? or am i tripping on frog poison

Vor 25 Tage
Nikki - Chan
Nikki - Chan

god the new pin looks so sick. ive recently starting collecting them. i do wonder if they ever come back after being sold. i'd LOVE to have the hades and persephone pins

Vor 25 Tage
Nobody Studios
Nobody Studios

If I was midas I'd we're gauntlets and have servants feed me

Vor 26 Tage
Marcelo Silveira
Marcelo Silveira

I had no idea Midas appeared in anywhere else than his goldy-touch thing

Vor 26 Tage
FancyFree
FancyFree

You ever wish there was just a TV show of Artemis reacting to the various myths in real time, closing every episode with “And I’m the weird one?”. No just me?

Vor 27 Tage
S.René
S.René

That barber is a true bro, it's not his fault that his secrets hole was a blabber-mouth

Vor 27 Tage
William Do
William Do

So if Midas can touch anything to turn it into gold, he basically just can’t fap *insert pewdiepie and that’s a fact picture…

Vor 27 Tage
Jane D'oh!
Jane D'oh!

It's like an early Twilight Zone story!

Vor 28 Tage
doubledamn
doubledamn

The version of the Midas story I read, had him turn a whole list of things to gold before the daughter. It was more of 'small things=big consequences' take on the tale. He turned the kingdom's cats and bees to gold leading to an influx of rats and lack of crops.

Vor 28 Tage
Michael Aguilar
Michael Aguilar

“The raw power of that sick nasty burn” had me dying

Vor 28 Tage
Cobalt
Cobalt

I prefer the version where Midas trips and turns the planet to gold.

Vor 28 Tage
Sam Starkweather
Sam Starkweather

The video was good, the Barns Courtney at the end made it golden!

Vor 29 Tage
Karlee Rodgers
Karlee Rodgers

One of these on hera would be awesome

Vor 29 Tage
T Marcus
T Marcus

Song at the end kills it

Vor 29 Tage
sirhc snomde
sirhc snomde

You see where he went wrong is Not anything you touch anything you touch with your left pinky or right pinky the opposite of which ever is you dominant hand

Vor 29 Tage
Grimm
Grimm

So you're saying... _Midas is based?_

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vazak11
vazak11

That is amazingly the least fucked up version of the story I ever heard

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alireza omrani
alireza omrani

King Midas protection squad, where you at man? 👑👑👑

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That Guy
That Guy

So it’s a 50/50 chance that Dionysus is real

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lilSpikey
lilSpikey

Honestly if I had wrote the story of the golden touch I would have just made it so the second he got it he was frozen in place due to his clothes turning to gold

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Omega Orion
Omega Orion

I think the 1800s addition of the daughter is because she was probably his property or whatever and oh no now he can't sell her into marriage or some shit

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Samtsa
Samtsa

Say midas but without the d

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A Stoopid Person
A Stoopid Person

When the god known for being a drunk gremlin thinks your idea is bad, thats how you know your very dumb

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TwitchyEyes
TwitchyEyes

Amazing animation!

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Sandmann46
Sandmann46

Midas has ass’s ears. That is all

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Sir Ski Slickk⁹⁹⁹
Sir Ski Slickk⁹⁹⁹

“Jit trippin, he must think he Midas”

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Kathrine Ici
Kathrine Ici

It’s less about “hey don’t wish for something stupid” and more “And that’s why this river is gold”

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MrIdabest
MrIdabest

wow dis on me bday

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abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

“Now Dionysus may be the god of wine and drunken madness, but he knows a bad idea when he hears one.” This is hilarious.

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Dani Borodenjko
Dani Borodenjko

2:46 Hey! Does anyone know what the music in the backround is called?

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Matthew Heathcote
Matthew Heathcote

Interestingly enough, the account I read as a kid did a whole different twist to 3:33. After the whispering into the ground event, a troop of musicians come walking through the woods on their way to a religious festival. One of the troop notices a clump a beautifully grown reeds. ‘Such beautiful reeds would make excellent pipes’ reckoned one of the pipers, and so they cut them down and made them into pipes. That festival they were performing at; it was held by Midas, who was in attendance as the guest of honor! The moment the band strikes up, the newly made pipes utter only one phrase, over and over again: ‘King Midas has asses ears.’ Although my account--probably trying not to create bitter little kids--has Midas laugh off the whole affair with the crowd, nowadays it does not take much imagination to know how embarrassing such an event would be. As usual, great idea Red!

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Natal Kumar
Natal Kumar

I'm flesh and I'm bone .

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Jordan Leighton
Jordan Leighton

I realize I listened to a lot of weirdly thematic music when most of my favorite songs/artists were chosen for songs after these videos. Barnes Country + Glitter and Gold being yet another example

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abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

I can’t remember if this is related or not but it goes along a similar concept in that someone whispered their secret to some reeds (cus a wise woman told them to) and then

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mmpj twod
mmpj twod

I’m surprised that “Golden touch” isn’t a Dionysian boon in the game, Hades

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Erin Cahill
Erin Cahill

I didn't know the king with donkey ears was Midas. I knew both these stories, buy never realized they're both the same dude. That's cool. /pos

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Ayesha HLP 011
Ayesha HLP 011

OHMYGOD MY GRANNY TOLD ME A VERSION OF THE DONKEY'S EARS STORY (and I'm Indian and the protagonist had horns instead of donkey ears)

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mmpj twod
mmpj twod

"Oh if the weeds could speak" "You mean if the walls could speak?" "Oh no, the weeds hold way more interesting secrets"

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Pink Otaku_223
Pink Otaku_223

TOUCH ME, MIDAS MAKE ME PART OF YOUR DESIGN~

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MissMisnomer
MissMisnomer

Oh sure, when a literal god challenges another God to a contest of skills and loses, he gets to walk away just fine and everybody is feeling great, but when I DO IT, I get turned into a spider or some shit. Lesson learned from mythology: if you want to have some friendly competition with a God and NOT have your entire shit ruined, ALSO be a God 👍

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ok, so basically i'm very smol
ok, so basically i'm very smol

Who knew Midas was going to be one of my favorite characters from greek mythology but here we are

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Raptormage
Raptormage

Midas: I think Pan was the better musici- Apollo: Scuse' me mortal but...**DID I ASK FOR YOUR OPINION ?**

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SmolRageMatti
SmolRageMatti

Hilariously. When I was younger... I thought King Midas and King Minos were the same guy. So after the minotaur bit, I thought Minos got gold powers to further spite him.

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TheTnTPirate
TheTnTPirate

I want a full cover of glitter and gold cuz it's one of my fav songs. Please red.

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M Haynes
M Haynes

I can't think of the Midas myth(s) without thinking of that episode of Wishbone. The part where he accidently turned his daughter (and his wife when she tried to stop the daughter) to gold haunted me for YEARS. Kinda sad that wasn't part of the original but also good? Idk lol.

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Arturo Aguilar
Arturo Aguilar

Personally, for a cautionary tale of "be careful what you wish for" anything beyond Midas' realizing his golden touch was going to make him die of starvation is overkill.

Vor 13 Tage
M Haynes
M Haynes

I can't think of the Midas myth(s) without thinking of that episode of Wishbone. The part where he accidently turned his daughter (and his wife when she tried to stop the daughter) to gold haunted me for YEARS. Kinda sad that wasn't part of the original but also good? Idk lol.

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gioyu comi
gioyu comi

In Celtic lore, there’s a king born with horse’s ears. He wasn’t cursed with them. Mythological parallels

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scotty bacca
scotty bacca

Love a bit of barns Courtney

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Christina Marie
Christina Marie

As an English Major, I’ve used your channel as a learning tool more than I care to admit. Thank you for everything you do

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