Thessaly was indeed a witch
in The Sandman
graphic novels by Neil Gaiman
. Despite her youthful appearance, she was quite old
, having made shadowy bargains to extend her lifetime by several thousand years. In her appearances in the series, she performed several interesting rituals
, usually involving blood
, if not actual sacrifice
. She was pragmatic
, self-protective, and quite humourless.
However, she played several key roles in the story arc of The Sandman, first as Morpheus' lover, in a disastrous affair that was probably a bad dating choice for both of them; and later she was pivotal in his ultimate fate.
She claimed she didn't love him, but she was crying as she said it.