- Classical Mythology. a son of Hypnos and the god of dreams.
- in the arms of Morpheus, asleep.
- Greek myth the god of sleep and dreams
name for the god of dreams in Ovid, son of Sleep, literally “the maker of shapes,” from Greek morphe “form, shape, figure,” especially “a fine figure, a beautiful form; beauty, fashion, outward appearance,” perhaps from PIE *merph-, a possible Greek root meaning “form.” Related: Morphean. Cf. Morpho, an epithet of Aphrodite, literally “shapely.”
A Roman god of sleep and dreams.