How to Interpret Dreams, c. 1100

manuscript illustration of woman asleep in outdoor bed surrounded by fantastical beasts BL Harley 4867, f. 74v

A dream of hot waters bubbling up: this is bad.

Falling from a horse: consider this to be great disaster.

If you are sitting in feces, you will experience all manner of harm.

Beautifying your head is a good sign.

Embracing your mother is a very good dream.

Vomiting in one’s dream causes loss, my friend.

Eating hard-shelled seafood signifies illness.

Wine of the best vintage: expect joy.

Oneirocriticon of Germanus (c. 900-1300) (trans. Steven M. Oberhelman)

Sitting in feces is unlucky in waking life too, my friend.