Dreams can be a powerful influencer over our daily lives and a fascinating subject to study. The impact and meaning of dreams have even been analyzed for centuries by ancient civilizations. The Romans would translate their dreams as messages from the gods, and would debate dream subjects in the senate. The Greeks would purify themselves before sleeping in the temples to receive untainted messages from the gods. But the Assyrians would interpret their dreams as signs, whether a forewarning of things about to go wrong or as advice to follow.