@chasemillis: while King Midas' story is a well-known myth, I am not looking for a definition, I'm looking for your opinion. It's more of an open ended question that your college professor would ask to get people to participate instead of texting or sleeping. Part of how I think is answering questions to solve a problem I don’t currently understand, so I guess I'm asking for a brain splurge discussion. :)
@aka: While mythology is primarily about nature, especially in the beginning of the stories/time, in my studies of mythology, the mythology of any culture you look at has grown and expanded to include more of human traits and well-being with the "civilization" of the culture. One of my favorites is Zeus, during more primitive hunter/gather times, he was one of the biggest players in history, but when we again look at Greece & Rome hundreds of years later we see him as the King of the Gods and God of Justice, (even though he still, um, chased any pretty lady he chanced to look at).