Morpheus in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

(Μορφεύς), the son of Sleep, and the god of dreams. The name signifies the fashioner or moulder, because he shaped or formed the dreams which appeared to the sleeper. (Ov. Met. 11.635; Hirt, Mythol. Bilderb. p. 199.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

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