Origin of the name MIDAS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MIDAS.
MIDAS (Μιδας). An
early Phrygian king, whose tomb exists in the valley of Sangarius.
He must not be confounded with the mythical Midas of Classic history. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).
... Midas, whose tomb and
inscription still remain at Doganlu, near the ancient Cotyaeum, is
probably the monarch of the name whom Eusebius made a contemporary of
Hezekiah (B.C. 726-697). He is, perhaps, the same with the Midas
whom Herodotus mentions as the first foreigner to send offerings to
Delphi; and he possibly may be the Mita
whom Sargon speaks of as one of his West-Asian antagonists. It is
not clear that a Phrygian monarchy had existed very long before
this. In the Homeric times no king is mentioned; and the
traditional Gordias, the founder of the kingdom, if he be a real
personage, may have been the father of this Midas, and have ascended the
throne about B.C. 750... (The Origin of Nations, Rawlinson,