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Animated figure's bearing American god (8)


I believe the answer is:


'god' is the definition.
(I know that Morpheus is a god)

'animated figure's bearing american' is the wordplay.
'animated figure' becomes 'Morph' (clay-motion figure in various UK TV shows).
'bearing' becomes 'e'.
'american' becomes 'us' (abbreviation for United States).

(Other definitions for morpheus that I've seen before include "who controls dreams?" , "In the arms of . . . . . . . . - asleep" , "Greek god of sleep and dreams" , "Roman god of dreams - sleep in his arms" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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