Midas—Max Zebe and Sebastian Springeth
A little history and snowboarding from our friends across the Atlantic. Two weeks in the Czech Republic with Sebastian Springeth and Max Zebe.
“King Midas is popularly remembered in Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. This came to be called the golden touch, or the Midas touch.
According to the myth, Midas found the wandering Silenus, the satyr and companion of the god Dionysus. For his kind treatment of Silenus Midas was rewarded by Dionysus with a wish. The king wished that all he touched might turn to gold, but when his food became gold and he nearly starved to death as a result, he realized his error. Dionysus then granted him release by having him bathe in the Pactolus River, an action to which the presence of alluvial gold in that stream is attributed.”
Maybe that is why they are wearing mitts.
Filmed and edited by Stefano Bergamaschi.