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Quote1 You have changed, Oneiros. In the old days, you would've left me here to rot without turning a hair. Quote2

Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope is an episode of season 1 of The Sandman. It premiered on August 19, 2022.

Synopsis for "Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope"

Appearing in "Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Don (Single appearance)
  • Grey Cat (Single appearance)
  • Tabby Kitten (Single appearance)


  • Erasmus Fry (Single appearance; dies)
  • Marion (Single appearance)
  • Paul (Single appearance)
  • Richard "Ric" Madoc (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Black Cat (Single appearance)
  • The Guardians of the Gate (Real name revealed) (First full appearance)
  • The Hecatae
    • Cynthia (In a vision)
    • Mildred (In a vision)
    • Mordred (In a vision)
  • Larry (Single appearance)
  • Lottie (Single appearance)
  • Muses (First appearance) (Cameo)
    • Clio (First appearance) (Cameo)
    • Erato (First appearance) (Cameo)
    • Euterpe (First appearance) (Cameo)
    • Melpomene (First appearance) (Cameo)
    • Polyhymnia (First appearance) (Cameo)
    • Terpsichore (First appearance) (Cameo)
    • Thalia (First appearance) (Cameo)
    • Urania (First appearance) (Cameo)
  • Nora (Single appearance)
  • Prophet's children (Single appearance) (Unnamed) (All die)
  • Prophet's lover (Single appearance) (Unnamed) (Cameo)
  • The Endless (Mentioned only)
  • Eurydice (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • God (Mentioned only)
  • Gods of Olympus (Mentioned only)
    • Zeus (Mentioned only)
  • Orpheus (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
  • Unity Kincaid (Mentioned only)
  • The Mysteries (Mentioned only)
  • Jo Rowling (Mentioned only)
  • Margaret Atwood (Mentioned only)
  • Octavia E. Butler (Mentioned only)
  • Shirley Jackson (Mentioned only)



  • Bezoar (Single appearance)


  • Magic
  • Sleepy Sickness (Mentioned only)


  • The first part of the episode is a direct adaptation of Sandman (Volume 2) #18, while the second part adapts Sandman (Volume 2) #17.
  • Although the episode's title is listed on Netflix as "Dream of a Thousand Cats/Calliope", the title card for the first part names it (as in the comic) "A Dream of a Thousand Cats".


  • This is the first instance within The Sandman of an individual story's title being included in its title card, rather than just the series name.

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