He appears as a ragged opening into darkness, full of disembodied eyes and mouths. In return, Orpheus is granted his wish of death. Nuala is a faerie given to Dream at the end of Season of Mists, who takes on the housekeeping duties of the Dreaming, only stopping when her brother Cluracan brings her back to Faerie in The Kindly Ones. In that series, he is portrayed as the guardian of a castle in Transylvania abandoned by both sides during World War II, watching over its forgotten library with his companion, a werewolf named Rover.
When Morpheus was replaced by Daniel Hall, he was allowed to wake. He is sometimes nicknamed 'Lie-Smith' and 'Sky-walker' by other characters. His name almost certainly derives from Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, the protagonist of which is named Alex, but could also be a nod to Aleister Crowley, whose original middle name was Alexander and who was mentioned in the first issue. In this pocket realm, Lyta remained pregnant for two years, giving birth to her son Daniel only after Dream destroys the pocket realm (and Lyta's husband) and frees her. He reappears in the Vertigo story The Girl Who Would Be Death (1999). Neil Gaiman named this character after the land of witches, Thessaly, in Greece.
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They also sometimes subtly appear in the form of other characters (such as Eve) or groups of characters. In Lucifer, Mazikeen's face was turned fully human when she was resuscitated by the Basanos following the destruction of the Lux in a fire. These stories occur in the DC Universe, but are generally tangential to the mainstream DC stories. The Three then assure that he would be reincarnated as each of the priestesses he had raped, in order, with the exception of Ursula. A fearsome warrior and a respected leader, Mazikeen is a prominent character in the Lucifer comics. Sometimes they appear in the form of the three witches from DC's horror anthology, The Witching Hour: Mildred, Mordred, and Cynthia. Cain and Abel are based on the Biblical Cain and Abel and adapted by editor Joe Orlando with Bob Haney (writer) and Jack Sparling (artist) (Cain), and Mark Hannerfeld (writer) and Bill Draut (artist) (Abel). Roderick eventually died and Alex took over as Morpheus’ watcher. However, he is finally able to find some measure of fulfillment in his old age, following Dream's death. In the latter series, it is revealed that she was a human girl who crossed over into the fay realm and was then adopted by the previous queen of the fay, and received her faerie powers from a circlet seized by her from that queen. John Dee, also known as Doctor Destiny, is a DC Comics villain whose powers were derived from his use of Dream's Ruby.
Their first appearance is in The Sandman #2, where they appear as the three witches, Mildred (mother), Mordred (crone), and Cynthia (maiden) from the DC horror anthology The Witching Hour.