Hand of Midas
Hand of Midas
General information
Feature films Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Background information
Other names
Purpose Turn anything or anyone into solid gold
Location The Vanishing Isle
Powers and abilities
Final Fate Gets thrown into the sea and abandoned.

The Hand of Midas appeared in Aladdin and the King of Thieves. It has the power to turn anything to gold. Aladdin's father Cassim spent much of his life looking for the Hand in the belief that he could use it to help his family, but when he finally found it, he realized that all he had accomplished was taking himself away from his family, prompting him to discard the Hand by throwing it to the bottom of the sea.

It is based on the famous myth of King Midas and the Golden Touch, hence the object's name and ability, which is odd because the story of King Midas is a Greek Myth, not Arabian.


It is a solid gold left hand with what appears to be a bronze handle. One must be careful not to touch the actual hand section, or they will turn to solid gold. Only objects that directly touch the hand will be turned to gold. Objects touching the gold created by the hand will not be effected, even if the hand is sitll touching the gold item.


  • The Hand of Midas also appears in the video game Tomb Raider: Anniversary, in the Greece level, though much larger than the one in Aladdin. Lara Croft must use it to turn three lead bars into gold. If she touches the Hand of Midas, she gets a similar death scene to Sa'luk and turns to gold.
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