To dream of being beheaded, according to the Indians and Persians, and to have the head separated from the body denotes, to prisoners, liberty and to the sick, health; to the afflicted, consolation, and to debtors payment of their debts. To rulers and men in authority this dream predicts prosperity and happiness that their cares and trials shall he changed to rejoicings and triumphs, and that they will enjoy the confidence of the people.
If one dreams of seeing the head of an acquaintance cut off, it signifies participation in the pleasures, prosperity and honors of the individual indicated.
Should a person dream of seeing a young child beheaded who has not attained puberty, the dreamer may anticipate sickness; but should a pregnant woman have this dream, it announces the birth of a male infant, but at the same time makes known that her husband, who is the child's figurative head, stands in danger of death.
When, in similar dreams, the head is but half cut off, the same consequence will ensue, simply modified.