The myth of King Midas and his golden touch – Iseult Gillespie

The myth of King Midas and his golden touch – Iseult Gillespie

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In Greek mythology, King Midas is known as a rogue ruler whose antics bemused his people and irritated the Gods. Many know the classic story of Midas’s golden touch, but the foolish king was also known for his unusual pair of ears. Iseult Gillespie shares the myth of King Midas.

Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, animation by TED-Ed.

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80 Responses

  1. The Suicidal Muffin says:

    It may be a myth but that won’t stop me from mentioning it in my mixtape.

  2. Captain Deadpool says:

    He looks like trump!

  3. Juju says:

    What is Donald trump doing there

  4. Know It All says:

    Amazing and super informative video as usual!! Thanks for sharing!

    Ted-Ed ????

  5. Software Man says:

    golden touch… hmm *k i n k y*

  6. Ananya J says:

    That’s not King Midas,that’s Trump!

  7. Science with Katie says:

    I loved the quote at the start ?

  8. Jac B says:

    Would you like to make a video about Atlas and his familly?

  9. Warren DuFour says:

    My favorite myth is probably the Norse story of how Thor dressed up as a bride to get his hammer back.

  10. shantanu panda says:

    Is it just me, or is the guy visibly similar to Trump

  11. Casa Pinos says:

    My favorite myth is Achilles and Troy please make a video

  12. Decode Channel says:

    A crossover between Oedipus and King Midas would be pure motherfcking gold

  13. CoconutMilk says:

    Ted-ex throwing shade at trump. lol

  14. Naveen Nerella says:

    I am a Ted ed fan!
    I hope Ted ed make a video on Indian Mythology!

  15. vikas tiwari says:

    How long for Indian Mythological story? ❤?

    • Fawad Khan says:

      vikas tiwari If Ted ed makes a video on Indian mythology.
      Many Indians will bombard the comment section with comments like.
      “This is not a myth it actually happened”
      “Your described it wrong the incident happened differently”
      ¯_(ツ)_/¯ maybe that’s why.

    • Lion's Pride says:

      Everyone is *H Y P E R* Sensitive lol

  16. Vaishnavi says:

    I am in love with narrator’s voice?

  17. Akshita Mishra says:

    This video is PURE GOLD lol

  18. Abigail Jean Weasley says:

    The Greek story of creation and how Gaia convinced her son, Kronos, to kill his Dad

  19. Shanya Jain says:

    I hate Midas. Nobody turns coach hedge to Gold. (Heroes of Olympus fans be like?)

    • Abigail Jean Weasley says:

      Shanya Jain I may have a slight problem with how much I like these books, for example, yesterday was my birthday so all my friends went to the beach. Okay, normal right? Well , we also had cake. Which was blue. And also happened to have a trident on it.

    • Abigail Jean Weasley says:

      Shanya Jain wait, isnt TOA coming out this month?

    • Shanya Jain says:

      Abigail Jean Weasley happy birthday! Omgs, that cake sounds soooo awesome. my friends and I only text with blue hearts cause their all fans too. And we all write OMGs(oh my gods) I really love how this fandom brings people together… And I really love Rick riodran’s style of writing? Who’s your favourite character besides Percy and maybe annabeth? Mine is Leo. Hot stuff supreme???

    • Jaeden Vaithianathan says:

      I love Rick Riordan!

    • MaxX says:

      Omg, I love that book!

  20. Onlime says:

    Myth videos are the only reason I’m subbed

    (Well, that and the riddles)

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