The Sandman gives Dream of the Endless (Tom Sturridge) a variety of names and titles that represent how many cultures and peoples regard the lord of dreams. The Sandman, a Netflix original series produced by Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer, is an adaptation of Gaiman’s beloved DC Comics comic novels. Preludes and Nocturnes and The Doll’s House, the first two volumes of Gaiman’s comics, are adapted for The Sandman season 1. Sandman’s Dream of the Endless (Tom Sturridge) has many names. We explain each Lord of Dreams name.
Dream is taken prisoner by Roderick Burgess, a British mage, in the first scene of Netflix’s The Sandman. In reality, the so-called Magus was after Dream’s older sister, Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), but ended up with the dream master. After being imprisoned for more than a century, Dream escapes and sets out on a mission to recover the office supplies that were taken from him, including his ruby, helmet, and bag of dream sand, in order to reconstruct his destroyed kingdom, the Dreaming. The Sandman‘s foes, both old and new, plan to stop him as he sets out on his trip. Meanwhile, the cold and distant Dream starts to transform as he learns more about the people whose dreams he governs, thanks to meetings with characters like Johanna Constantine (Jenna Coleman).
The dream is linked to every living thing capable of dreaming since it is one of the Endless, a “family” of anthropomorphic personifications that was established billions of years ago when life entered the universe. One of his many titles, Morpheus, is known by various names, and he even takes on various forms depending on how each culture views the king of dreams. The dream has been there for ages, walking among mortals and ruling over their dreams in his realm, the Dreaming. As a result, Dream is known by numerous names, and the Sandman has received several titles and honorifics over the years.
Explaining Dream’s Various Titles & Names in The Sandman
The true Sandman is Dream and Dream of the Endless. After Destiny and Death, Dream is the third member of the Endless, and he is older than his sibling Destruction, Desire (Mason Alexander Park), Despair (Donna Preston), and Delirium.
Dream enjoys and has embraced the name Morpheus, which is the ancient Greek moniker for the master of dreams. He is also frequently referred to as Lord Morpheus.
Another moniker for Dream, who rules the Dreaming, the place where mortals go to play out their stories and fancies while they sleep, is Prince of Stories.
The Sandman goes by the titles Master of Dreams and Lord of Dreams to signify his control over the dream world.
Another term for Dream’s rule over his domain is “Lord of the Dreaming.”
Nada, one of Dream’s prior lovers, went under the name Kai’ckul, and her tribe, the First People, referred to him as Morpheus 10,000 years ago.
Lord Shaper and World Shaper are titles that describe Morpheus’ ability to mould dreams.
Not all dreams are pleasant, and Dream also rules over horrors like The Corinthian, according to the phrase “King of the Nightmare Realms” (Boyd Holbrook).
Oneiros and Oneiromancer are terms for the Sandman that derive from the Ancient Greek method of personifying dreams. Dream and Calliope had a son named Orpheus after Dream wed Calliope, formerly known as Oneiros.
Another title for Dream is Monarch of the Sleeping Marches.
The ruler of the Dreaming has the self-evident title of Master of the Realm of Sleep.
Shaper of Forms alludes to how Dream can affect not just a mortal’s dreams but also how a mortal views Dream.
Respectful names for Dream of the Endless include King of All Night’s Dreaming and Lord of the Dreamworld.
If The Sandman is chosen to adapt the tale A Game of You, it will be explained why Murphy is Dream’s most peculiar name.
Martians like J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, refer to the dream king as Lord L’Zoril.
Last but not least, Dream is also known as “Mr. Sandman” or simply “The Sandman,” all of which are references to the character in the children’s fairytale (and popular song) who pours sand into your eyes while you’re asleep and causes you to dream.