Morpheus: The Greek God of Dreams
If you’ve been on our website or social media pages, you know that our logo features a wing. Ever wonder what it was?
When coming up with a logo for Proprietor Lifestyle, we wanted to do something different. We didn’t just want to have our name in fancy letters, we wanted a logo that meant something to our social media followers, content consumers and apparel wearers.
Our wing logo was inspired by Morpheus, the Greek God of Dreams. The leader of the Oneiroi (the personified spirits of dreams), Morpheus was the son of Hypnos, the God of Sleep, and the nephew of Hades, the God of the Underworld. He was able to appear in dreams as anyone and ultimately shaped what you dreamt about.
The Gods would send Morpheus to deliver messages to mortals and Kings while they slept through images and stories in dreams. When in the metaphorical arms of the God of Sleep, people enjoyed sound sleeps but dreamed about the future of coming events.
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A well-known piece of literature, Ovid’s Metamorphosis, features Morpheus’s skill of relaying fate. The Gods send him to Alcyone’s dream to mimic Ceyx and his death and when Alcyone awakes, she finds Ceyx’s body washed up on the shore. This is obviously a negative illustration but it shows how impactful Morpheus has been in history to be included in a story this prominent.
So why the winged logo? Statues have been sculpted of Morpheus depicting him with a winged ear, symbolizing his listening to and delivering of dreams. He listens through his normal ear and uses his winged ear to deliver the messages to the receiver, whether it be the Gods or mortals.
So when you’re viewing our inspirational pictures on social media, reading motivational content on our website or rocking our winged logo Proprietor Lifestyle hat, these messages are being sent to Morpheus who will in turn make your dreams come true.
If you dream tonight about living in that penthouse in Manhattan, wake up and thank Morpheus. Then, get to work, Morpheus can’t do it all by himself.