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If it weren't a jumbling of time periods and fact with fiction, one could say that the mythological king who possessed the "Midas touch" was as rich as Croesus. Cartoon by Mark Fiore.


Croesus (KREE-sus). Historical king of proverbial riches. His ancient realm lies within present-day Turkey. Croesus derived his wealth from gold deposits in the river Pactolus, said to have been left there when another king, a mythological one, washed away the Midas touch.