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Dead Body

Dead Body.

Dreaming of a dead body or a corpse is often connected to your happiness. Unfortunately this dream indicates possible difficult times ahead.

The horror and disgust with which we entertain thoughts of death shows that we have uncertainty for the future. A dead body in a dream usually represents regret, nostalgia, disappearance, broken relationships, and mistrust in love.


In your dream you may have...

  • Seen the dead body of an unknown person.
  • Seen the dead body of a person you know.
  • Encountered the dead body of an animal.
  • Smelled a bad-smelling corpse.
  • Seen several dead bodies.
  • Had a dead relative.
  • Seen your dead parents or siblings.
  • Seen a dead baby.
  • Encountered a dead body dressed in black.
  • Seen dead bodies in a war.
  • Had a dead body in your house.
  • Seen only the head of a dead body.
  • Seen a dead body being buried.
  • Spoken with the dead.
  • Dressed or made up a dead person.
  • Seen an old dead person.
  • Encountered a dead priest.

Positive changes are afoot if...

  • You did not know the person to whom the dead body belonged.
  • The dead body did not belong to a real dead person.
  • The dead body was of an animal that tried to harm you.

Detailed dream interpretation...

To dream of more than one dead body foretells that you will be cheated in some way by people, and to stop this you need to find sincere friends. Seeing dead people means that you are influenced by negative ones in your waking life and you do not stay around those that have a positive influence on you. You could undergo material loss. It could also be a signal that you should end your worries about a dead person.

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This dream also indicates a mind with innumerable apprehensions and suspicions. The dream can include negative business prospects and sorrowful tidings. To some degree this may also lead to a number of money problems in the future. To see a dead baby normally indicates that something is likely to end in your life. If you see a dead body dressed in black, there is going to be some desperation in trying to save a business arrangement.

If you dream of a person that died a long time ago, it means that a current situation or a relationship reminds you of that person’s qualities. If you see your parents dead and you are speaking to them in the dream then this can reflect your fear of losing them, or the fear of not coping with their loss. A dead brother or relative in waking life but alive in your dream suggests that you miss this person, and that you are trying to resurrect the time you spent with them. If you witness a dead body of a relative or a family member, this can signify problems in a domestic relationship.

If you dream that your partner is dead and you see his or her body, then this is a sure sign that your partner in the waking life is not able to keep promises. If you are a woman, this dream denotes a loss of confidence due to other people putting you down. If you only see the head of a dead body, it is a warning that you have enemies around you. You will likely experience an unsettled period of time in regard to your work life.

If in your dream you witness a war and you see dead bodies, this generally represents possible conflicts between two countries in the future.


Seeing dead people in your dream warns that one maybe in the wrong circle of people in waking life. However, dead people can also suggest that you will receive good news from living people in waking life.

A dead body being buried means parting with a relative. If in your dream you are speaking to a dead person, or you are taking a dead body out of your house, you will have some material gain. A bad-smelling dead body means you will encounter disgust in your waking life. If in your dream you are dressing a dead person, this is a bad sign, and it could refer to death, envy, or troubles in general.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a dead body...

Afraid. Confused. Alone. Controlled. Wild. Betrayed. Sad. Disgusted. Longing.


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