Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

Morphine and Morpheus - The Greek God Of Dreams

Morphine alkaloid commonly used against pain derives its name from Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams. He possesses ability to make mortals and other gods fall asleep by lightly touching them with a leaf of the opium poppy. Morpheus can also mimic any human form and appear in dreams.

Morpheus and Iris, by Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, 1811 Morpheus and Iris, by Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, 1811

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