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God of Dreams

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Morpheus, God of Dreams.

MORPHEUS (Μορφέας) is the god of dreams and the son of Hypnos and Pasithea. In some myths he is the son of Hades. Iris is his suspected wife. He is also known as "The Shaper". His symbols are a closed eye and a dark crown. Mortals call him the Sandman. Morpheus is described as a man in a long black coat, he does not cast a shadow (even at midday) and shimmered as he moved like a mirage. His face cannot be made out, as it would keep shifting.

He is a messenger of the Gods who appeared in the dreams of Kings.

Morpheus is the oldest of The Oneiroi.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

–Eleanor Roosevelt

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History and Myths

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 see dream about their future or even coming events. Morpheus was the dream messenger of Gods, communicating the divine messages through images and stories, created as dreams.

In Classical literature, Morpheus makes an appearance in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In the story of Alcyone and Ceyx, Ovid mentions that Ceyx undertook a journey across the sea to consult an oracle. During his voyage, however, a tempest broke out, sinking his ship and resulting in his death.

Zeus’ wife Hera then sent Iris, the messenger of the gods, to the hall of Somnus (Hypnos) in the Underworld, as she wanted to send a dream to Alcyone about the death of her husband, Ceyx. It is in this part of the Metamorphoses that Morpheus is described as being one of the one thousand sons of Somnus.

Being the master of dreams, Morpheus had the ability to send images to the visions of people, to shape these images and give a form to the creatures that lived in dreams. Morpheus himself had a talent in mimicking any human in the dreams, and was able to take any form he wanted.

Vital Statistics

Titles

God of Dreams
Leader of the Oneiroi

Gender

Male

Status

Immortal

Species

God

Affiliation

Olympians

Weapon

N/A

Home

Olympus

Roman Form

Somnia

Appearance

Varies

Family

Father

Mother

Pasithea

Spouse(s)

N/A

Siblings

The Oneiroi; Ikelos [ Phobetor ], Phantasos [ brothers ]

Demigod Children

Immortal Children

N/A

Lover(s)

N/A

Other

N/A

Scope/Powers

Patron Of

Dreams

Symbols

Wings

Sacred Animals

N/A

Sacred Plants

N/A

Assumed Powers

  • Possesses the natural abilities of a god.
    • Immortality
    • Omnipotence
  • Oneirokinesis
    • Attack people in their dreams.
    • Observe dreams.
    • Alternative Dream Universe
    • Dream Walking
    • Dream-World Manipulation
      • Elemental Manipulation
      • Flight
      • Psychic Constructs
    • Dream Imprisonment
    • Fear Manipulation
    • Oneiric Cognition
    • Oneiric Creation
    • Oneiric Reality Manipulation
    • Oneiric Slaying
    • Pain Inducement
    • Precognitive Dreaming
    • Psychic Energy Absorption
      • Dream/Nightmare Absorption
    • Pushing
    • Subconscious Manipulation
    • Subliminal Messaging
    • Telepathic Dream Creation
    • Teleportation by entering and exiting them near sleeping beings.
  • Hypnokinesis

Trivia

Trivia

  • Some consider him to be among the most powerful gods, given that dreams played an important role in Greek mythology.

God/Goddess of the Month Awards
Morpheus won the God/Goddess of the Month Poll competition for April 2012.
Morpheus won the God/Goddess of the Month Poll competition for October 2014.

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