Oversleeping and idleness were considered morally questionable, which is why Morpheus appears as a villain in the fairyland.
During the story, Morpheus provides false dreams to the Redcrosse knight, dreams that affect his decisions later on when he wakes up.
Morpheus lives in a distant cave, seemingly completely removed from the real world, and yet his dreams were still able to have a tangible effect on our characters.
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- Norris Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe, Debra Mancoff – The Arthurian Handbook (Second Edition)
- Alan Lupack – The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend
- Ronan Coghlan – The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends
- Anonymous – Lancelot-Grail, the French Vulgate
- Sir Thomas Malory – Le Morte d’Arthur