Midas was the king of Phrygia.
King Midas prayed to the god Dionysus and was granted his wish for a touch of gold.
However, his glee was short lived as although his plate and goblet were turned to gold, so too was his food then his teeth when he reached to his mouth in horror. He ran to consult with his daughter but he reached to her for comfort and she too was transformed.
Midas was driven mad and fled into the desert, leaving behind his golden kingdom.
Mack Stanton was later approached to find King Midas' lost tomb.