Portrayed By Stephen Lovatt
First Appearance XWP: "Dreamworker"
YH: "Ares on Trial"
Gender Male
Status Presumed Deceased
Race Olympian
Also Known As God of Dreams
Killed By Xena (presumed)

Morpheus, God of Dreams, was a character in Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules.

Mystics serving Morpheus used to terrorize a valley in Greece, selecting one girl every year to ostensibly be Morpheus's bride. The mystics in fact designed a series of trials to make the girl lose her Blood Innocence. Although they told her she would become the god's bride at the end of the trials, she was in fact sacrificed to Morpheus. This state of affairs was apparently instituted by the priest Manus, who blinded and banish his rival Elkton over the rituals. Eventually the mystics captured Gabrielle and tried to sacrifice her, but Elkton teamed up with Xena to defeat Manus. Elkton abolished the sacrifices, which apparently pleased Morpheus, as he accepted Elkton back and even restored his eyesight. (Xena: Warrior Princess: "Dreamworker")

Strife once asked Morpheus for help to enter Hercules's dreams. They gave Hercules an extremely violent dream which caused him to murder Serena in her sleep (HTLJ "Judgment Day").

Morpheus's fate is unknown, as he was present neither at the Olympians' ambush of Eve's baptism nor at Xena's final assault on Mount Olympus. (XWP:"Motherhood"). He is presumed killed by Xena offscreen before or after Motherhood.

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