What does the word morpheus mean?

Usage examples for morpheus

  1. In taking my turn round the enchanted circle, I discovered still, another Morpheus; stretched carelessly on a mantle, with poppies in his hands; but no wings grow from his temples, nor lion supports his head. – Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents by William Beckford
  2. But the poor woman was shot walking by Morpheus, and subsided altogether; for dramatic performances, amusing and exciting to youth seated in the pit, convey a certain weariness to those bright beings who sparkle on the stage for bread and cheese. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade