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, The Primordial Greek god of dreams. Morpheus was the God responsible for the dreams of people. When
in the arms of Morpheus
people would enjoy a sound sleep, but would also dream about their future or even coming events. Morpheus was the dream messenger of the Gods, communicating the divine messages through images and stories, created as dreams.
The Winged Morpheus
When in his real form Morpheus has wings on his back. The legend says that Morpheus used his wings not only to reach those who needed help in their dream but also to carry his father, the wingless Hypnos,
to the dream world.
The Dream World of Morpheus
The Dream World of Morpheus was the place where his family lived. His father Hypnos was the personification of Sleep, seen both as god and devil. His mother Pasithea, was the deity of Hallucinations. His grandmother Nyx, the deity of night and his uncle Thanatos brought death to people.
slept in a cave full of poppy seeds. That mythical fact is perhaps why morphine - an opium based medication for severe pain - borrowed it's name from Morpheus.