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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.