Originally a famous poet and seer who lived on the island of Marmora in the Black Sea, circa 700 B.C. Aristeas of Marmora journeyed to many places and experienced many strange adventures. However, his true claim to fame was the legend that he was an immortal, dying in his youth and returning in Metapontum hundreds of years after his death. According to the legend, Aristeas returned as the raven-messenger of Apollon, ordered the people of Metapontum to build a statue of him, and then disappeared.
The truth behind the legend is that Aristeas had died in his sleep and therefore been offered to become the dream-raven of Dream of the Endless. Aristeas accepted to be Dream's raven for many centuries, but longed to become a human again. In the 7th century AD, he got his chance for a limited time.