Cute Sleepy Angel statue looks adorable in your yard! Hypnos was the Greek God of Sleep (as in hypnosis) and the Roman God was Somnus (as in somnambulist). Morpheus was the Greek God of Dreams (morphine was named for him). He slept on a bed of ebony (the darkest wood) among poppies (symbols of sleep). He was the imposing figure spreading the night sky in Disney’s Fantasia. Morpheus was also a character in “The Matrix,” offering Neo the choice of illusion (dreams) or reality.