The story of King Midas comes to us from Greek mythology, but if you didn't know that, you might guess that it was an Aesop's fable. Fables always have a lesson hidden in them. If that lesson isn't obvious enough, the storyteller will end with: "And the moral of the story is..." In the case of King Midas, it's "Be careful what you ask for." At least in the first part. The complete tale has a second part I'd never heard before.
The folks at TED-Ed have quite a few illustrated myths from ancient cultures available. We posted Thor in the Land of Giants last month. There's also the tale of Arachne, Cupid and Psyche, Prometheus, Icarus, and others. -via Digg