Wednesday, July 3, 2013

How to Interpret Dreams, c. 1100

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), excerpts

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

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