In the video Dionysus was happy with King Midas so he told Midas he would fulfill one wish for him. Midas asked that everything he touched would become gold, and Dionysus kindly granted the wish. Midas was excited with his new power and started turning trees and rocks into gold. When he reached his palace, he asked his servants to prepare a grand feast, but the food he touched also turned into gold and he would soon die of starvation. Even his daughter turned into gold when she greeted her father. Midas, realised that his wish was actually foolish, so he prayed to Dionysus, who told him to wash in the river Pactolus and everything he placed in the river after that would also turn back to normal.
Even though King Midas' golden touch ended up being a bad thing, if someone tells you that you have the "Midas touch", they are alluding to King Midas and it means you are very lucky or have the ability to turn everything into something great-you turn everything to gold!
Modern Example- Midas Tire Company
A modern tire company alludes to the Greek myth about King Midas. The Midas Tire company alludes that if they work on your car, it will be fixed most excellently- as good as gold.
In your journals, write one sentence that has an allusion to the Midas touch.
Citations: Delahunty, Andrew, Sheila Dignen and Penny Stock. “Midas.” The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. Greek Mythology, Lesson Plan: "The Midas Touch." Web. Mar. 2018 www.pixton.com