ON SLEEP #3
Irish legend tells of DESMOND OF KILMALLOCK, who is not dead but asleep in the icy waters of Lough Gur, Limerick. It is said that once each year Desmond awakes and rides in full armor around the lough before returning to his deep slumber.
A SLEEPLESS HAT is one that is so worn out is has no nap.
It is said that CHARLEMAGNE is not dead but asleep near Salzburg, waiting for the rise of the Antichrist, at which time he will awaken, conquer evil, and herald the return of Christ.
In Greek mythology, ENDYMION is a handsome shepherd who, while tending flocks on Mount Latmos one night, is spotted sleeping naked by the moon goddess Selene. Instantly falling in love, Selene flies to Earth in a chariot of silver and makes sweet, sweet love with him. Becoming jealous of his beautiy, Selene kisses Endymion's eyes and condemns him to a dreamless sleep during which he will never age.
MORPHEUS is the god of dreams (the son of Somnus, or Hypnos, the ancient god of sleep), after whom the narcotic morphine is named.
Confucius (551-479 BCE)