The meaning of, and background to, the well-known expression "In the arms of Morpheus."
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In the arms of Morpheus
Sound asleep, most likely dreaming
The ancient Greeks believed Morpheus (the son of Hynos the god of sleep) to be the god of dreams.
In The Assembly of the Gods (1420) John Lydgate wrote: "Anone came in Morpheus and toke me by the sleue (sleeve)."
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