the son of Somnus, and brother of Morpheus, was believed to shape the dreams which came to man, whence he derived his name.
The gods, says Ovid (Ov. Met. 11.640), called him Icelus, but men called him Phobetor. [L.S]
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.